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Familial incidence of bifid and double ureters
  1. J. D. Atwell,
  2. P. L. Cook,
  3. C. J. Howell,
  4. I. Hyde,
  5. B. C. Parker

    Abstract

    The incidence of a duplex urinary tract was determined in the parents and sibs of 30 index patients with either unilateral or bilateral bifid or double ureters. Our results support the hypothesis that a duplex urinary tract is inherited by an autosomal dominant gene of variable penetrance. Routine screening by limited intravenous pyelography of sibs of index patients is recommended in order to detect a duplex urinary tract before the onset of complications.

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