Definitions for ureterostomy
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A ureterostomy is the creation of a stoma 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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Surgical formation of an opening in the ureter for external drainage of the urine; cutaneous route utilizes a ureteral orifice emerging through the skin.
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