Successful Treatment of Ureterocele at Institute of urology, Jaipur
Recently we had a 30+ years old lady, who presented to us with flank pain, voimiting, and on & off fever. She had no previous history of any sort of illness. (Please note, we cannot reveal the name or the identity of the patient in absolutely any form due to confidentiality. However the patient did agree generously and gave us her consent to let us use the USG films for education and awareness purpose.)
How we Diagnosed her Case – Upon hearing the symptoms, we ordered an ultrasound. In our hospital, we have an in house ultrasonography machine hence, we received the report within 20 minutes. The reports clearly revealed “Ureterocele”. Because of the large ureterocele, the lady also had some swelling in the kidneys as well as she developed kidney infection. Here, we have the pre operative USG Scan film of the patient.
How we proceeded with the Case – We advised a small procedure “Endoscopic Incision of the Ureterocele”. The family agreed right away. We did some mandatory pre operative tests for the operative fitness of the patient such as some blood work and ECG. The patient was Operated for Ureterocele the next day. There were no cuts and incisions made on the surface of the skin.
Post Operative Progress of the Patient – The procedure was done in our advanced endourology operating room and the patient tolerated the procedure very well. Post operative, now the patient is healthy and ready to be discharged in the next couple of days. We also do post operative scan, to make sure the problem is completely resolved post surgery. Her post operative scans are great and show a complete remission of the ureterocele. Here is a film of her post operative USG.
Ureterocele Treatment in Jaipur
Ureterocele is a rare congenital abnormality that affects the urinary system. It occurs when the lower part of the ureter, the tube that carries urine from the kidneys to the bladder, balloons out into the bladder like a sac. This condition is more commonly found in females and can occur in either one or both ureters.
Symptoms of Ureterocele
The symptoms of ureterocele depend on the severity of the condition. In some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. However, some common symptoms associated with ureterocele include:
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Pain in the lower abdomen or back
- Difficulty passing urine
- Blood in the urine
- Urinary incontinence
- Hydronephrosis, or swelling of the kidney due to a backup of urine
- Fever and chills
Diagnosis of Ureterocele
Ureterocele is often diagnosed during infancy or childhood, but it can also be diagnosed in adulthood. To diagnose ureterocele, doctors may perform several tests, including:
Ultrasound: An ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image of the urinary system. This test can help identify any abnormalities in the ureters or kidneys. Ultrasonography is an essential diagnostic tool for the evaluation of ureterocele, and the “cobra head appearance” of ureterocele can be clearly visualized on ultrasound.
Intravenous pyelogram (IVP): An IVP involves injecting a dye into the bloodstream, which is then filtered by the kidneys and passed into the bladder. X-rays are taken to detect any blockages or abnormalities in the urinary system.
Cystoscopy: A cystoscopy is a procedure that involves inserting a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end into the urethra to examine the bladder and ureters.
Treatment of Ureterocele
The treatment for ureterocele depends on the severity of the condition. In some cases, no treatment may be necessary. However, in more severe cases, treatment options may include:
Endoscopic incision: In this procedure, a small incision is made in the ureterocele using an endoscope. This allows the urine to flow freely from the ureter to the bladder.
Antibiotics: Antibiotics may be prescribed to treat any urinary tract infections associated with ureterocele.
Complications of Ureterocele
If left untreated, ureterocele can lead to a number of complications, including:
Kidney damage: Ureterocele can cause a backup of urine in the kidney, leading to swelling and damage to the organ.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs): UTIs are common in people with ureterocele, and if left untreated, they can spread to the kidneys and cause more severe infections.
Hydronephrosis: Hydronephrosis is a condition that occurs when the kidney swells due to a backup of urine. This can lead to kidney damage and other complications.
Urinary incontinence: In severe cases, ureterocele can cause urinary incontinence, which can be embarrassing and disruptive to daily life.
Best Doctor & Hospital for Ureterocele Treatment – Institute of Urology, C Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Through this article, our purpose was to make you understand that Ureterocele is a congenital condition that can be very easily treated with the help of a small procedure. There are no cuts or incisions made on the surface of the skin as we are equipped with advanced endo-urological equipments which enable us to treat patients through minimal access surgical approach. With this example of the case, we show you how smoothly we are able to arrive at early diagnosis and treat the patient as soon as possible. All this is possible because our motto is “Total Urology Care Under One Roof”, which means the patient does not have to go anywhere for any tests or medicines. We have made everything available in the hospital itself so that its easy on the family members as well.
If you have further questions or doubts, you can always give a call on 9829013468 (Dr. M. Roychowdhury). You can always come to the hospital and get a personalised consultation. Please book an appointment beforehand in order to avoid any waiting time.