Filling defects in small bowel urinary conduits

E. S. Amis, J. J. Cronan, R. C. Pfister

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Radiographic evaluation of patients with urinary diversion by small bowel conduit includes excretory urography, loopography, and, if necessary, percutaneous pyelography. Five patients with discrete filling defects in their conduits are discussed. These defects represented stones (two cases), antirefluxing ureteral nipples, metastatic bladder carcinoma, and a 'turn-in' loop construction defect. While the nature of loop filling defects can often be discerned by radiographic studies and a knowledge of the conduit construction technique, endoscopic biopsy may occasionally be necessary for definitive diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)787-792
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1981


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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