Scientific publications

Giant megalo-ureter and duplex kidney in an asymptomatic adult

Aug 1, 1997 | Magazine: Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephology

Balén EM, Pardo F, Lecumberri FJ, Longo J.
Department of Surgery, Clínica Universitaria, University of Navarra, Spain.


An abdominal mass was palpated in an asymptomatic adult during a routine medical check-up. Ultrasonography and computed tomography scan diagnosed a simple renal cyst, a mesenteric cyst and a seminal vesicle cyst.

At laparotomy a complete ureteral duplication and a giant ectopic megalo-ureter were diagnosed. Other complications were ruled out in the follow-up. Ureterectomy without heminephrectomy was performed and the patient remains asymptomatic 5 years after surgery.

CITATION  Scand J Urol Nephrol. 1997 Aug;31(4):413-6