Delayed Recognition of an Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction in a Young Adult Female

  • Schulman A
  • Wuilleumier J
  • Teper E
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Abstract

A percentage of ureteropelvic junction obstruction cases are clinically silent in childhood and manifest symptoms in adults. Herein we present a 25-year-old female with several years of intermittent flank pain and abdominal symptoms with prior inconclusive diagnostic workup including abdominal imaging without hydronephrosis. Ultimately, a CT scan performed during an acute pain crisis clearly identified right-sided hydronephrosis. The keys to diagnosis are awareness of this entity, a detailed history, and obtaining imaging studies during a crisis. The patient subsequently underwent a right robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty with preservation of a lower pole crossing vessel. We highlight noteworthy features of the clinical presentation and surgical repair.

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Schulman, A., Wuilleumier, J. P., & Teper, E. (2015). Delayed Recognition of an Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction in a Young Adult Female. Case Reports in Urology, 2015, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/654350

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