Blind-ending branch of a bifid ureter

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Lorensini


Low intensity diffuse abdominal pain 4 months ago. Cholecystectomy. No other findings. No hematuria.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Excretory urography

Bifid left ureter with the proximal blind-ending branch.


CT - excretory phase

CT confirm the bifid left ureter with the blind-ending branch coursing anterior to and connecting with the orthotopic ureter at its distal portion.

Case Discussion

Bifid ureter with a blind-ending branch is a rare congenital anomaly. It may be symptomatic, presenting with nonspecific abdominal pain.

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Case information

rID: 43613
Published: 19th Mar 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Tag: variant
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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