An 8-year-old girl presented with frequent, nonfebrile, urinary tract infections and a lifelong history of severe constipation. Ultrasound revealed bilateral duplicated renal systems, severe right upper pole hydronephrosis, and moderate left lower pole hydronephrosis. Computerized tomographic scan revealed a large, fecal-impacted colon. Diuretic renogram showed high-grade obstruction (T 1/2 >30 minutes) of the right upper pole and left lower pole moieties. After administering an aggressive bowel preparation, a repeat diuretic renogram was performed, which revealed resolution of the left lower pole obstruction. Constipation has long been established as a contributing factor to urinary tract infections in children. However, fecal impaction causing ureteral obstruction in a child has not been reported. We report the case of an 8-year-old girl who had left lower pole ureteral obstruction secondary to fecal impaction.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Techniques in Urology|
|State||Published - Dec 11 2001|
- Ureteral obstruction
- Urinary tract infection
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