What is Ureterosigmoidostomy?

A ureterosigmoidostomy is a surgical procedure where the ureters which carry urine from the kidneys, are diverted into the sigmoid colon. It is done as a treatment for bladder cancer, where the urinary bladder had to be removed. Rarely, the cancer presents in children between the ages of 2 & 10 yrs old as an aggressive rhabdomyosarcoma, although there are diagnoses of children as young as 3 months old. The procedure was also used several decades ago as a correctional procedure for patients born with bladder exstrophy. In the case of some bladder exstrophy patients, occasional bowel incontinence (in this case, a mixture of urine and feces similar to diarrhea) at night is one uncontrollable consequence.

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I've had bladder infections, just a couple of times which were very far apart. only one time before this did I have a lot of blood, more blood than...

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist,i think doing a CECT(contrast CT ),is the correct step.
Blood in urine isn't normal. You may get an idea...

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hi, my father had an operation for stone in his right kidney in 2003, in 2010 he suffered again the same problem but this time stone were found in...

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Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thank you for your query. I am Dr. Rommstein, I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I...

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Hello I am a 37 year old female who is just home after having an ultrascan on my kidneys and they found a small white shadow on my right kidney. I...

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Thanks for query,
Your case requires evaluation.
You might have now chronic nephritis leading to some damage to kidney.
Go for blood...

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