- to illustrate the differences in appearances ofureteral thickening: mucosal or submucosal thickening - to discuss the different etiologies of ureter thickening correlated with clinical evolution,
analytical results and pathology
The clinical presentation of the ureter thickening is highly variable.
It may be asymptomatic; alternatively it may cause colicky pain or haematuria or it may present clinical and analytical signs of sepsis. Treatment options vary depending on the aetiology which may be A) inflammatory (pyelitis or pyeloureteritis related or not to kidney stones),
B) catheter-related or idiopathic; C) infectious (related to tuberculosis or bacterial infection); or D) neoplastic (related to urothelial...
Findings and procedure details
The radiological appearances of mucosal o submucosal ureter wall thickening are different,
correlated by pathology. The ureteral wall is thin and is composed by mucosa,
( Fig. 1 ) Usually,
mucosal thickening is caused by cell proliferation at the mucosal and lamina propria ( Fig. 2 ). Submucosal thickening is caused by cell proliferation at the lamina propria ( Fig. 3 ). We studied different patients with radiological alterations of the ureter wall on CT and correlated...
The CT appearances of the ureteral thickening helps to reach the correct diagnosis,
helped by clinical and analytical findings.
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