2005, Number 3
An Med Asoc Med Hosp ABC 2005; 50 (3)
Vásquez-Lastra C, Cisneros MB, Contreras EA, Lomelín JP, Figueroa GR, Castro GA
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ABSTRACTThe retrocaval ureter is a rare congenital anomaly in which the right ureter courses posterior to the inferior vena cava and partially encircles it, having some degree of obstruction as a consequence. We present a case of a 29-year-old man with right renal colic symptoms that turned out to be a retrocaval ureter. Although the anomaly was detected with the use of extrectory urography, the diagnosis was confirmed with the use of a CT scan. We present the workup on this patient as well as the management. We also present a literature review regarding this anomaly.