12-year-old girl undergoes rare surgery for urinal leakage

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Chennai, April 23: A 12-year old girl, suffering from a rare urinal anomaly was treated successfuly in the city. The reason why it hit the headlines is the nature of the disorder that she had. A student of class 6, the girl used to complaint of continual urinal leaks, for which she hated to go to school.

Doctors at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital referred her to the urology department from the general surgery department, where she was examined properly. It just took a CT scan and an MRI to diagnose that she had two urinary tubes from her left kidney. While one opened into the bladder, the other one opened directly into her genitalia.

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V. Selvaraj, professor of Urology said,"This is a congenital ureter anomaly - an ectopic ureter and is very rare."

Counselling her parents regarding the congenital disease, Selvaraj said,"We operated on her, and divided the abnormal ureter. One end of it was connected to the upper portion of the regular ureter. The other end was tied up. This way, urine draining into the abnormal ureter will go into the regular one and drain normally into the bladder."

He further added that the abnormal ureter could not be separated as that could hinder the functioning of the kidney. The girl was discharged after 10 days and is back to school.

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