POCUS IOTW: Ureterocele

Posted on: April 2, 2018, by :

This child presented with a UTI and was found to have left hydroureter and pelviectasis on Renal US. On bladder US this strangely thick walled cystic structure was seen. Ureteroceles are congenital dilations of the distal portion of the ureter. The dilated ureter can herniate into the bladder. This patient was admitted for antibiotics and urologic excision of the ureterocele.

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Joanna Cohen

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending/Director of Pediatric Ultrasound at Children's National Health System
Joanna is originally from NY where she attended medical school at Downstate in Brooklyn. She completed her pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins and made her way south to DC for PEM and ultrasound fellowships. She has remained in DC, making her home in Capitol Hill since 2005. She stays busy mostly attending youth soccer games with her three kids and running.
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