Incomplete duplicated (bifid) left ureter – A case report

Swamy, Ravindra S and Kumar, Naveen and Patil, Jyothsna and Aithal, Ashwini P and Guru, Anitha and Abhinitha, P (2014) Incomplete duplicated (bifid) left ureter – A case report. Scholars Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2 (4). pp. 303-305. ISSN 2347-6559

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The ureter is subjected to natural variation such as duplication. The partial duplication forming bifidity is one of its rare congenital anomalies. We report here a case of unilateral left bifid ureter encountered during cadaveric dissection. The bifidity in the present case was at its greater extent and in the form of Y shaped with superior and inferior segments. Proximally, both the segments arose from the renal hilum. At pelvic brim, superior segment crossed the inferior segment superficially from medial to lateral. Both the segments united in the lesser pelvis at the level of bifurcation of internal iliac artery, about 1.5 inches above its opening into urinary bladder. Bifid ureter may be associated with the renal stones and other pathological conditions like gonadal dysgenesis. Knowledge of bifid ureter with the extent of bifidity is important during diagnostic approaches of associated disorders. Since the ureter is closely related to neighbouring vessels and organs, its detailed anatomy is essential in surgical and radiological interventional approaches.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Duplication; bifid; variation; ureter.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2014 04:15
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 04:15

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