Imaging of ureter: a primer for the emergency radiologist

Mohd Zahid, Pankaj Nepal, Arpit Nagar, Prem P. Batchala, Devendra Kumar, Vijayanadh Ojili

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In this review article, we will discuss the gamut of abnormalities involving the ureters. In the emergency department, ureterolithiasis is the most common indication for imaging abdomen and pelvis. However, spectrum of ureteral abnormalities including congenital, infectious and inflammatory, primary and secondary ureteral malignancies, retroperitoneal fibrosis rare described in this article may be encountered. Thus, we will describe acute subacute as well as chronic conditions that may affect ureter. Knowledge of common, as well as rare entities and their imaging features, is of utmost importance to enable appropriate management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)815-837
Number of pages23
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2021


  • CT urography
  • Emergency
  • Imaging
  • Ureter pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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