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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134-136

Primary obstructive megaureter with ureteric calculi in a child

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Dhruva Nath Ghosh
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Brown Road, Ludhiana - 141 008, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/2348-3334.177647

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Congenital megaureter is an important differential diagnosis among the known causes of hydroureteronephrosis in children. Obstructive megaureter is usually due to a narrowed and aperistaltic prevesical portion of the ureter. The congenital megaureter is usually asymptomatic in children. Association of an obstructive megaureter with ureteric calculi, however, is a rare phenomenon in the pediatric age group. Calculi if present are usually secondary to stasis and asymptomatic, presenting usually at adulthood or adolescence. A differential diagnosis of obstructive megaureter should be kept in mind in a child who presents with symptoms such as hematuria, pain, and obstructive nephropathy, especially when there are an associated calculi in the ureter. We present a case of a 4-year-old child whose chief complaint was hematuria and on further investigation was found to have unilateral obstructive megaureter with secondary ureteric calculi on an intravenous urogram.

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