African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

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Appendix vermiformis as a left pyelo-ureteral substitute in a 6-month-old girl with solitary kidney

A Springer, CA Reck, R Fartacek, E Horcher


Extensive ureteral loss in early childhood is a rare but dramatic event. We present the case of a 6-monthold girl with a iatrogenic extensive pyelo-ureteral loss and solitary kidney. She successfully underwent left ureteral substitution using the appendix vermiformis. Left ureteral reconstruction using the appendix vermiformis is a feasible procedure even in very small children.

Key words: Appendix vermiformis, ureteral substitution

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