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Anat Embryol (Berl). 2004 Mar;207(6):489-93. Epub 2004 Jan 31.

Uncommon ureteric ectopias: embryological implications.

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  • 1Département de Chirurgie Pédiatrique, Hôpital Saint-Vincent de Paul, 74-82 Avenue Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris, France.


We herein report two rare ureteric ectopias, one in the uterus, the second in the rectum. These kinds of ectopias are not easily explained with regard to the classic embryological theories of the too-cranial or too-caudal origin of the ureteric bud on the mesonephric duct. We thus set out new explanations consistent with embryological studies on the narrow contact between the developing paramesonephric and mesonephric ducts, and on the so-called cloacal septation.

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