Repair of Ureteral Strictures – Ureteroplasty
The ureters are the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder. There are several reasons scar tissue may form in a ureter especially after trauma, operative injury to ureter or even radiation. Some times the ureter may be narrow from other medical issues like endometriosis or cancer. Scar tissue makes the ureter tube narrow and the urine does not drain well. This is painful and leads to infection or worse long term kidney damage. Ureteroplasty is a procedure and surgery that can fix the narrowing.