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May 31, 1952

HERNIATION OF THE URETER INTO THE SCIATIC FORAMEN ("CURLICUE URETER")

Author Affiliations

Sayre, Pa.
From the departments of surgery and urology at the Guthrie Clinic.

JAMA. 1952;149(5):441-442. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.72930220001010
Abstract

Herniation of a ureter into the sciatic foramen is extremely rare. We have been able to find only one previously reported case, that of Lindbom.1 That author was unable to find any previous similar report. We have recently observed this condition and feel that its description is worth while. Because of the typical appearance, diagnosis should not be difficult.

REPORT OF A CASE  The patient, a white woman aged 66, had long had diffuse arteriosclerotic disease with chronic auricular fibrillation. She had also had a left hip fracture with nonunion. In March, 1949, while in another hospital, she had a cerebrovascular accident, and gangrene of the left leg developed. The gangrene was ascribed to an embolus. A left midthigh amputation was performed on the leg with the nonunion of the hip.She was seen by us in June, 1951. She reported five or six episodes of severe, colicky pain

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