Ureteric Duplication

  • Angela M. Arlen
  • Andrew J. Kirsch
Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)


Ureteric duplication is one of the most common malformations of the urinary tract, affecting 1 in 125 children (0.8%). The combination of routine prenatal ultrasound and improving sonographic technology has resulted in increased detection of organ anomalies, and urologic abnormalities are among the most commonly reported findings. Ureteral duplication may be associated with ectopia or ureterocele, as well as corresponding vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) or hydronephrosis, but it is also compatible with a normally functioning collecting system in cases of partial duplication or when both ureters enter the bladder in an orthotopic location.


Ureteral duplication Ureterocele Vesicoureteral reflux Ureteral ectopia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela M. Arlen
    • 1
  • Andrew J. Kirsch
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyYale School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Urology, Georgia Pediatric UrologyEmory University School of Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of AtlantaAtlantaUSA

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