Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 5 - 2020
Complete Unilateral Ureteral Duplication Encountered during Cadaveric Dissection and its Embryological Basis - A Case Report
Raviprasanna KH1* and Vinay G2
1Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Mamata Medical College, Rotary Nagar, Khammam, Telangana, India
2Professor and HOD, Department of Anatomy, Mamata Medical College, Rotary Nagar, Khammam, Telangana, India
*Corresponding Author:Raviprasanna KH, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Mamata Medical College, Rotary Nagar, Khammam, Telangana, India.
Received: October 10, 2019; Published: April 29, 2020


Duplication of renal collecting system is one of the common anomalies of urinary tract. The ureteric bud is an outgrowth from the caudal part of the mesonephric duct. The ureteric bud gives rise to the ureter, renal pelvis, major and minor calyces and collecting tubules. Ureteral duplication can be classified as complete or incomplete. Com¬plete double ureters which open into the urinary bladder separately are rare. Two ureteral buds from mesonephric duct may be the reason for complete duplication. We re¬port a case of unilateral complete ureteral duplication in a female cadaver on the right side. During routine dissection of abdomen for demonstration, we observed double ureters arising from two poles in the hilum of the right kidney. the ureters were traced into the urinary bladder to observe that both ureters opened separately. Patients with double ureters are more prone for urinary infection and calculi. This case report is an addition to the literature and will be helpful for the surgeons. The probable embryological reasons for the formation of a double ureters will be discussed.

Keywords: Double Ureter; Ureteric Bud; Premature Splitting; Infection; Calculi; Duplication; Ureter; Urinary Bladder


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Citation: Raviprasanna KH and Vinay G. “Complete Unilateral Ureteral Duplication Encountered during Cadaveric Dissection and its Embryological Basis - A Case Report". EC Clinical and Experimental Anatomy 3.5 (2020): 01-05.

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