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Chirurgia 2007 December;20(6):329-31

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A rare case of inguinoscrotal hernia of a double ureter

Pancione L. 1, Moroni M. 2, Massaglia F. 3, Mecozzi B. 1

1 Department of Radiology Maria Vittoria Hospital, Turin, Italy
2 Department of Urology, Maria Vittoria Hospital, Turin, Italy
3 Department of Surgery Maria Vittoria Hospital, Turin, Italy


Up till now the literature has described few cases of ureteral hernia, but to our knowledge there has not yet been any report of a case of hernia of both ureters in a patient affected by this malformation. Diagnosis is often difficult because of the rarity of the pathology and it may involve surgical risks of complications due to the ligating or resection of the ureter. The radiological examination is never significant and ultrasound is able to reveal the hernia but not its content. In our case the diagnosis was possible following the urographic examination completed by CT carried out on the basis of the colic symptomatology with positive flank pain and microhaematuria. The subsequent surgery confirmed the radiological diagnosis.

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