False-positive cystoscopic diagnosis of ureteral obstruction after hysterectomy due to a nonfunctional kidney

Kuhali Kundu, Laura Martin, Sean Henderson, Michael Metro, Shuchi Rodgers, Jay Goldberg

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: An estimated 0.2% of the population may have a unilateral nonfunctional kidney. This pre-existing condition may lead to the mistaken presumption that a ureteral injury has occurred when performing cystoscopy after hysterectomy. CASES: Two cases are presented in which cystoscopy to confirm ureteral patency after hysterectomy was performed in patients with pre-existing unknown nonfunctional kidneys. These false-positive findings resulted in additional operative time, additional cost, and unnecessary surgical exploration. CONCLUSION: Cystoscopy to confirm ureteral patency after hysterectomy may lead to an incorrect presumption of a ureteral injury in patients with a pre-existing nonfunctional kidney.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-637
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume126
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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