Circumcaval ureter

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[edit] Discussion of Circumcaval ureter

  • A circumcaval ureter is also AKA retrocaval ureter.
  • Developmental anomaly of the inferior vena cava (right supracardinal system fails to develop, whereas the right posterior cardinal vein persists), not the ureter.
  • With one reported exception, the anomaly always occurs on the right side.
  • Patients with this anomaly may develop partial right ureteral obstruction or recurrent urinary tract infections.
  • Therapeutic options include surgical relocation of the ureter anterior to the cava.

[edit] Imaging Findings for Circumcaval ureter

  • The proximal ureter courses posterior to the IVC, then emerges to the right of the aorta, coming to lie anterior to the right iliac vessels.

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