ISSN 2149-3235 | E-ISSN 2149-3057
Original Article
Transurethral incision of ureteroceles in paediatric age group
1 TNMC & BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India  
Turk J Urol 2017; 43: 530-535
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2017.57514
Key Words: Duplex moiety; transurethral incision; ureterocele
Abstract

Objective: Ureteroceles are a great clinical challenge because of variations in anatomy and clinical presentations. We present our experience with primary transurethral incision of ureteroceles in children.

 

Material and methods: Data of thirteen children managed for ureterocele from 2009 to 2016 was retrospectively analyzed with respect to age, sex, clinical presentation and symptomatology, type and localization of ureterocele, investigations, surgical management and follow-up.

 

Results: A total of 13 patients with ureteroceles were managed. There were 7 males and 6 females. Six were neonates with antenatal diagnosis of ureteroceles. Five patients presented with urinary tract infection and two were diagnosed during ultrasound for abdominal pain. The ureteroceles were on the right side in 7 patients and left in 6 patients. Six patients had a duplex system-five on right side and bilateral in one. Two patients had ureteroceles in solitary kidney. Four patients had associated hydronephrosis and hydroureter and two had only hydronephrosis alone. One patient had bilateral grade III reflux in the bilateral lower moieties of the patient with bilateral duplex system. Two patients had poorly functioning kidney on radionuclide scan. All patients underwent cystoscopic incision of the ureteroceles. Eleven had intravesical ureteroceles and two had large caeco-ureteroceles. Two patients required ureteric reimplantation during follow-up.

 

Conclusion: Though the approach of managing a patient with ureterocele should be individualized, transurethral incision remains valuable as a primary intervention with regular follow up. It may even prove to be the only intervention required in most of the patients.

 

 

Cite this article as: Shah H, Tiwari C, Shenoy NS, Dwivedi P, Gandhi S. Transurethral incision of ureteroceles in paediatric age group. Turk J Urol 2017; 43(4): 530-5.

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