Prenatal bladder outlet obstruction secondary to ureterocele

Paul F. Austin, Mark P. Cain, Anthony J. Casale, A. Kinney Hiett, Richard C. Rink

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We present 2 cases of prenatal hydroureteronephrosis and bladder outlet obstruction due to an obstructing ureterocele. Both neonates were stabilized and managed with early endoscopic decompression. Neither infant demonstrated significant function in the kidney ipsilateral to the ureterocele either before or after ureterocele puncture. There have been few cases reported of prenatal bladder outlet obstruction due to a ureterocele. Our limited experience has been poor with regard to salvaging the affected upper tract. Future definitive management will be tailored as more of these cases are documented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1132-1135
Number of pages4
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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