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Early surgical intervention in elderly ureterocele alleviates lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI): A case series


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Author Details : Prashant Gupta*, Neeraj Agarwal

Volume : 2, Issue : 1, Year : 2019

Article Page : 8-10



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Abstract

Ureterocele is a congenital developmental defect mostly diagnosed in childhood. Elderly presentation of ureterocele is very rare and is usually diagnosed by chance when patient presents with some other complaints e.g. infection, stones. Reported here are three elderly male patients being treated for recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) for more than a year without any success. They presented with unilateral ureteroceles with moderate hydroureteronephrosis. All of them were operated by endoscopic incision of the ureterocele without any ureteral stent in situ. Excellent post operative recovery with sterile urine culture achieved. Patients are completely fit and have had no further lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) symptoms till date. Thus all elderly patients presenting with LUTS are not prostatic should be thoroughly investigated and diagnosed before treating. Treatment of elderly ureterocele by Endoscopic incision gives excellent results hence should not be hesitated.

Keywords: Congenital, Endoscopic incision, Hydroureteronephrosis, LUTS, Recurrent UTI, Ureterocele.


How to cite : Gupta P, Agarwal N, Early surgical intervention in elderly ureterocele alleviates lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI): A case series. J Urol Nephrol Hepatol Sci 2019;2(1):8-10

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