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Can Ureture's be replaced?

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Can ureture's be replaced? A co worker of mine was told that his ureture's were to bad to try to put stents in. He is an older gentleman. I was just wondering if he went to a U.C. facility if they can replace the uretures to allow him to live longer?
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replied March 15th, 2017
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There is no procedure done to "transplant" of ureter from one person to another.To overcome a damaged ureter, there are several alternatives which include the following:

1) removing the scarred portion of the ureter and reconnecting

2) reshaping the bladder to connect to the upper portion of the ureter (called a Boari flap and ureteral reimplant)

3) using the ureter from the other side when available (called a transuretero-ureterostomy)

4) moving the kidney down to the bladder and connecting directly (a renal autotransplant)

The choice of repair is dictated by the level and extent of the ureteral damage.

Consult your urologist for a proper medical advice.


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