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March 1942

REVIEW OF UROLOGIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES; SAN FRANCISCO; MEXICO, MEXICO; SEATTLE; NEW YORK; ROCHESTER, MINN.; BERNE, SWITZERLAND; CHICAGO

Arch Surg. 1942;44(3):562-598. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1942.01210210166012
Abstract

URETER 

Tumor.  —Olovson24 reports benign ureteral tumor in a woman aged 43 years who had pain for two years in the left side of the abdomen. This pain extended into the left renal region. On cystoscopy, a papillomatous growth was seen moving rhythmically in and out of the left ureteral orifice. A ureterogram revealed stenosis of the lower part of the ureter with a filling defect above. The ureteral growth, a benign papilloma, was removed transvesically.Olovson states that 42 cases of benign ureteral tumor, mostly papilloma, have been reported. The growth is often located in the lower third of the ureter. The chief symptoms are hematuria, pain and a palpable kidney. Hematuria occurs in about 70 per cent of the cases. The filling defect in the ureterogram is a characteristic feature of ureteral tumor, but there is no typical picture suggesting the benign tumor. In the cases of

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