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Rare case with plethora of upper urinary tract anomalies associated with pelviureteric junction obstruction: a surgical challenge managed with robot assistance
  1. Kalpesh Mahesh Parmar,
  2. Shantanu Tyagi,
  3. Shrawan kumar Singh and
  4. Gopal Sharma
  1. Department of Urology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kalpesh Mahesh Parmar, kalpesh010385{at}


The genitourinary system for reasons unknown is more likely to have birth defects than any other system. The anomaly of collecting system draining the kidney represent mystifying subset of congenital anomalies. Pelviureteric junction obstruction (PUJO) is most common. Chronic obstruction can lead to stasis, urinary infection and stone formation in PUJO. Extrarenal calyces, which is characterised by presence of calyces and renal pelvis outside the renal parenchyma is one of the rare anomalies seen among the collecting system right gonadal vein drains into inferior vena cava. Its altered drainage into right renal vein is rarely seen and reported. Glut of these multiple anomalies in a single case is an extremely rare event. We hereby discuss a case of 40-year-old male patient with combination of all these anomalies and discuss the embryology, presentation and management.

  • urological surgery
  • radiology

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  • Contributors KMP: planning, data collection. ST: data collection, design and conception. SS: interpretation, expert comments. GS: data analysis.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.