A 52-Year-Old Male with Bilaterally Duplicated Collecting Systems with Obstructing Ureteral Stones: A Case Report
Collecting system duplication is marked by a variety of clinical syndromes. Bilateral and obstructed duplicated systems, particularly with asymmetric levels of duplication, are rare and typically due to ureteric bud development anomalies. The infrequency with which this condition exists makes it a formidable challenge for physicians and patients. To our knowledge, we present the first case report of bilateral obstruction of bilaterally duplicated collecting systems. In our case, a 52-year-old male complaining of low back pain, constipation, urinary urgency and hematuria was found to have bilateral obstructing stones as well as asymmetrical bilateral collecting system duplication. We discuss the natural history of this condition, its consequences and identification.
Scantling, Dane; Ross, Curtis P.; and Altman, Howard, "A 52-Year-Old Male with Bilaterally Duplicated Collecting Systems with Obstructing Ureteral Stones: A Case Report" (2013). PCOM Scholarly Papers. 226.
This article was published in Current Urology, Volume 7, Number 2, November 2013, Pages 104-6.
The published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000356257
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