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How are ureteral duplication and ureterocele diagnosed?
Often they are noticed before birth, when a prenatal ultrasound exam shows swelling (hydronephrosis) of a kidney. If a ureterocele isn't detected during pregnancy, it may not be detected until your child has recurrent urinary tract infections.
If your child has a history of frequent urinary tract infections, your child's physician may recommend the following tests:
Ultrasound of the entire urinary tract - This imaging test helps your child's doctor view internal organs as they function and to check the blood flow through various vessels.
Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)- A special x-ray of the kidneys, ureters and bladder, using a liquid called contrast that helps reveal the rate and path of urine flow through the urinary tract.
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