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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 100-102

A blind-ending ureter with infection due to vesicoureteric reflux with associated renal agenesis: A rare cause of pain abdomen

Department of Radiodiagnosis, Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital & University College of Medical Sciences, Dilshad Garden, Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.82179

PMID: 21747603

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We report a 12-year-old male child with an unusual cause of abdominal pain, i.e. a blind-ending ureter with vesicoureteral reflux. The pain improved with antibiotic therapy, implying infection as the cause of pain. This entity is difficult to diagnose clinically, thereby affecting management. Usually, a blind-ending ureter is not filled on intravenous urography (IVU) and the diagnosis is confirmed by retrograde pyelography, which is an invasive procedure. We illustrate the contribution of IVU and computerized tomographic cystography, which has not been reported earlier, in the evaluation of such cases.

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