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Ureterocele

Ureterocele

Overview

A ureterocele is a congenital (from birth) disorder in which the ureter develops an out-pouching as it enters the bladder. Ureteroceles usually occur after frequent urinary tract infections. Treatment of the ureterocele usually involves the placement of a stent to relieve the obstruction and/or surgical repair.

Review Date 10/4/2016

Updated by: Jennifer Sobol, DO, urologist with the Michigan Institute of Urology, West Bloomfield, MI. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.