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ureterocele


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n. a cystic swelling of the wall of the ureter at the point where it passes into the bladder. It is associated with stenosis of the opening of the ureter and it may cause impaired drainage of the kidney with dilatation of the ureter and hydronephrosis. If urinary obstruction is present, the ureterocele should be dealt with surgically.

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