megaloureter


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megaureter

 
congenital dilatation of the ureter; it may be either a primary condition or secondary to something else. Called also megaloureter.

u·re·ter·ec·ta·si·a

(yū-rē'tĕr-ek-tā'zē-ă),
Dilation of a ureter.
[ureter + G. ektasis, a stretching out]

megaloureter

/meg·a·lo·ure·ter/ (-u-re´ter) megaureter.

megaloureter

[meg′əlōyoo͡rē′tər]
Etymology: Gk, megas + oureter, ureter
an abnormal condition characterized by marked dilation of one or both ureters, resulting from dysfunctional peristaltic action of the smooth muscle in the ureters. Treatment may include surgical resection. Also called megaureter.
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Megaloureter

megaureter

A 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.

meg·a·lo·u·re·ter

, megaureter (megă-lō-yūrĕ-tĕr, megă-yūrĕ-tĕr)
An enlarged dilated ureter.

megaloureter

congenital ureteral dilatation without demonstrable cause.