The use of transureteroureterostomy in the management of complex ureteral problems

Stephen E. Strup, William F. Sindelar, Mcclellan M. Walther

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Purpose: Transureteroureterostomy has primarily been performed for benign disease in children with reflux or undergoing undiversion, and in adults with lower ureteral injury. We report the use of transureteroureterostomy for other than these traditional indications, including malignant disease. Materials and Methods: Transureteroureterostomy was performed in 6 patients at the time of tumor resection to bypass large ureteral defects and in 4 as a secondary operation, usually associated with a ureteral leak after previous surgery. Results: Complications related to transureteroureterostomy included 1 ureteral stricture and 1 ureteral leak. Good renal function was maintained with a mean followup of 77.9 months. Conclusions: Our experience suggests that transureteroureterostomy can be useful for urinary diversion when a segment of lower ureter is involved with malignant disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1572-1574
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1996


  • ureteral diseases
  • ureteral neoplasms
  • ureteral stricture
  • ureterostomy
  • urinary diversion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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