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Megaureter
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 N28.8, Q62.2
ICD-9 593.89, 753.22
DiseasesDB 32546

Megaureter is an anomaly whereby the ureter is abnormally dilated. Congenital megaureter is a curious and uncommon condition which may be bilateral and is often associated with other congenital anomalies. A functional obstruction at the lower end of the ureter leads to progressive dilatation and a tendency to infection. The ureteric orifice appears normal and a ureteric catheter passes easily.

Definitive surgical treatment involves refashioning the lower end of the affected ureter so that a tunnelled reimplantation into the bladder can be done to prevent reflux.

References

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  1. ^ Bailey and Love's Short Practice of Surgery
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