Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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: 2016  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 74--76

A rare pediatric case of grossly dilated ureter presenting as abdominal mass


Madhur Kumar Srivastava1, Krishna Kumar Govindarajan2, Sunitha Vellathussery Chakkalakkoombil3, Dhanapathi Halanaik1 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

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Madhur Kumar Srivastava
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 006
India

Renal masses account for 55% of cases presenting as palpable abdominal mass in children. [1] An eight year male presented with palpable abdominal mass and pain.The patient underwent renal dynamic scan,which raised possibility of left duplex kidney with non-functioning moiety,as the size of left kidney was smaller than seen on Ultrasonography (USG). Magnetic resonance (MR)urography confirmed the findings with patient undergoing left hemi-nephrectomy and is doing well.In case of discrepancy in size of kidney on USG and renal scan,duplex kidney should be considered as differential,other causes being, renal cyst,benign/malignant mass and renal calculi.Gross hydro-ureter presenting as palpable abdominal mass is very rare with few reported cases. [2],[3],[4]


How to cite this article:
Srivastava MK, Govindarajan KK, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Halanaik D. A rare pediatric case of grossly dilated ureter presenting as abdominal mass.Indian J Nucl Med 2016;31:74-76


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Srivastava MK, Govindarajan KK, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Halanaik D. A rare pediatric case of grossly dilated ureter presenting as abdominal mass. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Jan 22 ];31:74-76
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