Saju P. R1, Rema Priyadarsini2, Vaibhav Vikas3, Praveen Gopi4, Rustum Singh Kaurav5
Ureteric strictures are common diseases of India due to tuberculosis, instrumentation, congenital and other reasons. In this study we found that tuberculosis (27%) and instrumentation (27%) were the leading causes of ureteric stricture.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
This is a prospective study conducted in the Department of Urology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Cases diagnosed as ureteric strictures by IVP and CT scan were taken up for this study. Their clinical features, investigations, treatment and surgical options were studied.
The total number of cases studied were 11 (5 males and 6 females). We found that three patients had tuberculous strictures and two patients had lower ureteric strictures with obstructive megaureter like presentation. Three cases had upper ureteric strictures with unknown aetiology. Three cases had iatrogenic ureteric strictures secondary to instrumentation.
We concluded from our study that Tuberculosis is a common cause of ureteric stricture. Prior history of instrumentation is the second most common cause of ureteric stricture. Lower ureteric stricture with obstructive megaureter like presentation was also not uncommon and an equally significant group of ureteric strictures had unknown aetiology