A female patient presented with recurrent Urinary tract infections.Imaging shows the following picture.What can be the most probable diagnosis?
A. Duplication of Ureter
B. Congenital Megaureter
D. Urinary Stones
Ans. C. Ureterocele
- Plain radiograph shows no calcification along the urinary tract. Post intravenous contrast radiograph shows dilatation of the left distal ureter showing a “cobra’s head” appearance and “radiolucent halo” effect. Findings represent intravesical ureterocele of left ureter.
- Ureterocoele represents abnormal dilatation of the distal ureteric segment. Ureteroceles may be associated with either a single or a duplex ureter. Ureteric duplication is present in about 75% cases of ureteroceles. Ureterocoeles have a female predilection.
- Ureterocoeles can be further classified into simple and ectopic types.