Radiological Case: Extraperitoneal Herniation of the Ureter

James C. Epps; Timothy P. Close, MD


Appl Radiol. 2019;48(2):43-45. 

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Case Summary

A 73-year-old man presented to our outpatient radiology office for evaluation of abdominal bloating and distention for the past one year. He reported the discomfort was made worse with eating food. Pertinent medical history included prior cholecystectomy with evidence of healed midline abdominal incision, as well as a history of thyroid cancer. Due to his surgical history and presenting symptoms, there was concern for partial bowel obstruction secondary to incisional hernia. A computed tomography (CT) scan with oral and IV contrast, and delayed images at the kidneys and urinary bladder was ordered for further evaluation.