Ann Surg Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Megacalycosis with Ipsilateral Segmental Mega-Ureter - A Rare Entity

Thiruvalar Prabu Anand Vikramadhithan and Appu Thomas*

Department of Urology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India

*Correspondance to: Appu Thomas 

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Congenital megacalycosis of Pugivert is a rare clinical entity which denotes presence of dilated calyces most often without any functional abnormality and Segmental mega-ureter implies large, focal segmental ureteral dilatation producing a distorted ureter. Megacalycosis with an ipsilateral segmental mega-ureter is a rarer association of which only a few cases have been reported after its original description. It is diagnosed incidentally or the patient might present with urinary tract infection or calculus formation and usually respond to conservative management. We report a case of this rare condition in a 14-year-old boy who presented occasional colicky abdominal pain was managed conservatively and kept on follow-up. This case report is to emphasize this rare, relatively harmless co-existence of these two conditions.


Megacalycosis; Polycalycosis; Calyx dilatation; Segmental megaureter


Vikramadhithan TPA, Thomas A. Megacalycosis with Ipsilateral Segmental Mega-Ureter - A Rare Entity. Ann Surg Case Rep. 2021; 4(1): 1044..

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