Retrocaval ureter: a rare cause of urinary tract obstruction


  • Narsinha Vamanrao Kulkarni Department of Surgery, MAEER’s MIMSR Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra, India
  • Vikram R. Sarda Department of Surgery, MAEER’s MIMSR Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra, India
  • Kartik Chandrakant Gupta Department of Surgery, MAEER’s MIMSR Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra, India



Retrocaval ureter, Flank pain, Intravenous urography, Ureteroureterostomy


Retrocaval ureter is an uncommon cause of ureteric obstruction due to a rare congenital anomaly of inferior vena cava. We report a case of 23 year old male who presented with right flank pain and was diagnosed with ultrasound and intravenous urography. He underwent open retroperitoneal ureteroureterostomy.



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