Symptomatic refluxing distal ureteral stumps after nephroureterectomy and heminephroureterectomy. What should we do?
- Published Article
The Journal of Urology
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
If surgery is indicated in patients with reflux into a poorly functioning system, we recommend NU or HNU to the level of the bladder hiatus. If a symptomatic ureteral remnant is present, then distal ureterectomy decreases the rate of symptomatic UTIs in these patients. Laparoscopic distal ureterectomy is a viable surgical technique for this patient population.
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