African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 384--385

An unusual complication of ischemic injury to upper pole ureter during lower pole heminephroureterectomy


Katherine Victoria Hurst1, Ashok Daya Ram2, Dragan Milanovic1, Swe Lynn3 
1 Department of Paediatric Surgery, University Hospital Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
3 Department of Paediatrics, Bronglais General Hospital, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Ashok Daya Ram
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Birmingham Children«SQ»s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NH
United Kingdom

Lower pole heminephroureterectomy is a common paediatric urology procedure with few reported complications. We report a case of possible vascular ischemic injury to the normal remaining ureter following a lower pole heminephroureterectomy, probably due to both ureters sharing a common blood supply. Extra caution in such procedures is therefore warranted.


How to cite this article:
Hurst KV, Ram AD, Milanovic D, Lynn S. An unusual complication of ischemic injury to upper pole ureter during lower pole heminephroureterectomy.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2013;10:384-385


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Hurst KV, Ram AD, Milanovic D, Lynn S. An unusual complication of ischemic injury to upper pole ureter during lower pole heminephroureterectomy. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Dec 13 ];10:384-385
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