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Left-sided retrocaval ureter
Article published in Urologia Polska 1981/34/1.


Bogdan Rosiak
Grupa Problemowa Instytutu Gru¼licy d/s Gru¼licy
Urogenitalnej Tuszynek ko³o £odzi
Kierownik: prof. dr med. L. J. Mazurek


The author describes a case of a venous anomaly impairing normal urine flow in the left ureter. The embryology of the inferior caval vein and its abnorma-lities are discussed. From an analysis of the course of the abnormal vein and developmental anomaly of the caval vein the author draws the conclusipn that in this case the left ureter was situatcd behind the inferior caval vein.


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