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Retrocaval uterer: Two case reports

MY Kyei
ED Yeboah
GO Klufio
JE Mensah
S Gepi-Atee
L Zakpaa
B Morton
B Adusei


Retrocaval ureter also referred to as pre-ureteral vena cava is a rare congenital anomaly with the ureter pass-ing posterior to the inferior vena cava. Though it is a congenital anomaly, patients do not normally present with symptoms until the 3rd and 4th decades of life from a resulting hydronephrosis. We present the first two cases to be reported in Ghana; a 36-year-old male and a 40-year-old female both with right flank pains and associated right hydronephrosis. Diagnoses were confirmed with retrograde ureteropyelogram and both had an open surgical repair of the anomaly.