Intrinsic ureteral endometriosis as a cause of unilateral obstructive uropathy Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Endometriosis is a common gynecological condition, but involvement of the urinary tract is rare. Ureteral endometriosis can present in a nonspecific fashion, and may mimic ureteral malignancy. This case report describes a 44-year-old woman who initially presented with chronic flank pain and was found to have left-sided renal dysfunction and a distal left ureteric mass. She was eventually diagnosed with ureteral endometriosis after undergoing nephroureterectomy for what was thought to be either a ureteral fibroepithelial polyp or transitional cell carcinoma. Ureteral endometriosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis for a woman presenting with obstructive uropathy in the presence of a ureteric mass.

authors

  • Mason, Ross J
  • Alamri, Abdulaziz
  • Gusenbauer, Kaela
  • Kapoor, Anil

publication date

  • March 2016