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Dilation of a ureter.
[ureter + G. ektasis, a stretching out]
megaureter/mega·u·re·ter/ (meg″ah-u-re´ter) congenital ureteral dilatation, which may be either primary or secondary to something else.
megaureterA condition characterised by dilation of the ureter, which is more common in males, often bilateral and typically associated with other urogenital abnormalities. Therapy usually entails tunnelled reimplantation to prevent reflux.
megaureterA large ureter of any etiology, divided by some urologists into reflux megaureter, obstructed ureter and non-reflux or idiopathic megaureter
meg·a·lo·u·re·ter, megaureter (megă-lō-yūrĕ-tĕr, megă-yūrĕ-tĕr)
An enlarged dilated ureter.
megaureterConsiderable widening of the tube carrying urine down from the kidney to the bladder (the ureter). This usually results from obstruction to outflow in the lower part of the ureter or from reflux of urine upwards from the bladder.
dilatation of the ureter.