Double-blind ureteral duplication- a rare cause of a neonatal abdominal cyst: A case report

Authors

  • Maria Vittoria Stern Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, Dipartimento di Chirurgia Pediatrica
  • Filomena Valentina Paradiso Pediatric Surgery Unit, Department of maternal and Child health. Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
  • Riccardo Rizzo Pediatric Surgery Unit, Department of maternal and Child health. Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
  • Sara Silvaroli Pediatric Surgery Unit, Department of maternal and Child health. Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
  • Francesco Pierconti Pathology Unit, Department of Woman and Child Health and Public Health. Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
  • Lorenzo Nanni Pediatric Surgery Unit, Department of maternal and Child health. Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, IRCCS, Rome, Italy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47338/jns.v13.1244

Keywords:

Double-blind ureteral duplication, Neonate, Abdominal cyst

Abstract

Background: Double-blind ureteral duplication (DBUD) is a rare condition in which one of the ureters in a duplicated system has no communication with the bladder or the renal pelvis.

Case Presentation: We present a neonatal case of DBUD in a newborn girl, associated with a non-functional kidney, initially identified as an abdominal cystic anechoic mass during antenatal ultrasound. A stepwise diagnostic and management approach was undertaken, including prenatal and postnatal imaging, multidisciplinary consultation, and surgical intervention.

Conclusion: Establishing a diagnosis of DBUD requires a systematic approach, incorporating comprehensive prenatal and postnatal assessments. This case is the first reported instance of DBUD diagnosed and treated in the neonatal period, highlighting the importance of early detection and intervention.

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Published

2024-05-30

How to Cite

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Stern MV, Paradiso FV, Rizzo R, Silvaroli S, Pierconti F, Nanni L. Double-blind ureteral duplication- a rare cause of a neonatal abdominal cyst: A case report. J Neonatal Surg [Internet]. 2024May30 [cited 2024Jul.21];13:16. Available from: https://jneonatalsurg.com/ojs/index.php/jns/article/view/1244

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