Retrocaval ureter: literature review

Polyakov N.V., Keshishev N.G., Grigor'eva M.V., Rudin Yu.E., Maruhnenko D.V., Katibov M.I.

Retrocaval ureter is a rare congenital anomaly, in which the ureter curves around the inferior vena cava. Compression of the ureter by inferior vena cava may lead to obstruction and hydronephrosis. This literature review represents data on diagnosis and treatment of retrocaval ureter.

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: retrocaval ureter, inferior vena cava, uretero hydronephrosis, ureteroureteroanastomosis, pyeloureteroanastomosis, pyeloplasty

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