Ureterosciatic Hernia Treated with Laparoscopic Intraperitonization of the Ureter

Ken Kamisawa, Takashi Ohigashi, Minami Omura, Kimiharu Takamatsu, Zenichi Matsui

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Background: Ureterosciatic hernia (USH) is a rare benign disease. We report a case of USH treated with laparoscopic intraperitonization of the ureter. Case Presentation: A 70-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with right abdominal pain lasting for 2 months. CT showed right hydronephrosis and invagination of the right ureter into the right sciatic foramen. She underwent retrograde ureterography, which revealed abnormal tortuosity of the right lower ureter, and was found to have USH. We performed laparoscopic intraperitonization of the ureter and she presented good postoperative course. Conclusion: Laparoscopic intraperitonization of the ureter can be a useful treatment for USH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-152
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Endourology Case Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • flank pain
  • hydronephrosis
  • laparoscopy
  • retrograde ureterography
  • sciatic hernia
  • ureter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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