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congenital dilatation of the ureter; it may be either a primary condition or secondary to something else. Called also megaloureter.
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Dilation of a ureter.
[ureter + G. ektasis, a stretching out]
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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.
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, megaureter (megă-lō-yūrĕ-tĕr, megă-yūrĕ-tĕr)
An enlarged dilated ureter.
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