Calicovesicostomy for ureteropelvic junction obstruction in a solitary ectopic pelvic kidney

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Chavda S.K., M MED, FCS (ECSA), FICS, Nayyar R., MS, MCh, Singh P., MS, Gupta N.P., MS, MCh, FAMS., All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Corresponding author:

Dr. Narmada P Gupta, N.Delhi-110029, India, E-mail:


A solitary dysmorphic ectopic kidney is an uncommon congenital abnormality. This anomaly may be associated with ureteropelvic junction obstruction causing hydronephrosis and parenchymal thinning. We report such a case with non-dependent posteriorly placed pelvis in a pelvic kidney and its management. The perioperative results were satisfactory. This seems to be the first such case report of a calicovesicostomy used as a salvage procedure for an ectopic solitary kidney


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