Obstructed Megaureter Clinical Presentation

Updated: Dec 21, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Mevorach, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Presentation

History

Prenatal ultrasonography reveals an indication of an underlying genitourinary abnormality in as many as 1 per 100 births; most of these are hydronephrosis. Clinical presentation of primary megaureter, which is less common since the advent of fetal ultrasonography, includes the following:

In children, megaureter may also be identified serendipitously on imaging  studies(eg, ultrasonography; CT scanning; kidneys, ureters, and bladder [KUB] radiography; bone scan) performed for other indications.