HYDRONEPHROSIS MIMICKING OVARIAN CYST

Authors

  • Nazakat Begum
  • Gul Mohammad
  • Rashid Ahmed

Abstract

Unilateral hydronephrosis is usually caused by obstruction at the pelviureteric junction or inthe ureter caused by various aetiological factors. Most of the time it is symptomatic and confirmedon radiology. But at time hydronephrosis is painless and asymptomatic and presents itself as a mass.If it attains a large size the vessels become elongated and if due to repeated pregnancies theabdominal muscles become lax, then kidney may be pushed down and present as a lower abdominalmass. Here we record a case of giant hydronephrosis which presented as a lower abdominal massand was confirmed on laparotomy

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