Unusual Presentation of Duplex Kidneys: Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction


Basdas C., Celebi S., Ozaydjn S., Karaaslan B., Alim E. R. , Guvenc U., ...More

ADVANCES IN UROLOGY, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2016/7960794
  • Title of Journal : ADVANCES IN UROLOGY

Abstract

Aim. Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is rarely associated with a duplex collecting system. We review this unusual anomaly in terms of presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and surgical management. Method. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients diagnosed with a duplex system with UPJO. Result. Sixteen patients (6 girls, 10 boys) with 18 moieties were treated surgically and four patients were treated conservatively. The median age at surgery was two years (range, 2 months to 7 years). The lower pole and upper moiety were affected in 12 and two kidneys, respectively, and both were affected in two patients. The anomaly was right-sided in 12 moieties and left-sided in six. The duplication was incomplete in seven patients and complete in nine. The mean renal pelvis diameter at the time of surgery was 25.6 (range 11-48 mm) mm by USG. The mean renal function of the involved moiety was 28.3% before surgery. Management included pyelopyelostomy or ureteropyelostomy in six moieties, dismembered pyeloplasty in eight moieties, heminephrectomy in four cases, and simultaneous upper heminephrectomy and lower pole ureteropyelostomy in one patient. Conclusion. There is no standard approach for these patients and treatment should be individualized according to physical presentation, detailed anatomy, and severity of obstruction.