Ureters are two narrow tubes that empty urine formed in the kidneysinto the bladder, where it is temporarily stored before being released to the outside through the urethra.Injury or obstructions in the ureters can cause the backflow of urine into the kidneys (vesicoureteral reflux) and lead to urinary tract infections or kidney damage. Ureteric reimplantation, also called ureteroneocystostomy, is a procedure that reimplants the ureter in the bladder to treat vesicoureteral reflux.
Ureteric reimplantation is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, a semicircular incision is made on the pelvic region.The ureter is carefully detached, atunnel is created in the muscle layer of the bladder and the ureter is inserted back closer into the bladder. The incision on the pelvic region is sutured with dissolvable stitches. The entire procedure takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete. Your doctor may perform renal ultrasonography about 3 months postoperatively, to evaluate for obstruction and success rate.
Like all surgeries, ureteric reimplantation is associated with certain complications such as bleeding, infection, bladder irritability and inability to urinate.
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