What is Ureterostomy?

A ureterostomy is the creation of a stoma (a new, artificial outlet) for a ureter or kidney.

The procedure is performed to divert the flow of urine away from the bladder when the bladder is not functioning or has been removed.

Indications may include: bladder cancer, spinal cord injury, malfunction of the bladder, and birth defects such as spina bifida

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Hello, I just got my results from an ulstra sound I had on my lower abdmonin the findings were as follows: 1) My right Kidney is 11.1 c.m is that...

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Hi. The mean dimensions of the kidneys upon maturation are: length-about 12cm, breadth-about 6cm and thickness-about 3cm. The weight of one kidney...

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j cannot get my urostomy barrier to stick on the left side of my abdomen, the right side sticks fine but the left side will...

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Thanks for your inquiry.

In Urostomy, a small piece of ileum is formed as stoma and your ureter is attached to it (ureteroenteric...

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