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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. Treatment of the ureterocele usually involves the placement of a stent to relieve the obstruction and/or surgical repair.

Review Date 8/10/2020

Updated by: Kelly L. Stratton, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.