ureteral(redirected from ureteral hypoplasia)
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Relating to the ureter.
pertaining to or emanating from the ureter.
a rare anomaly in animals in which there is more than one ureter from a kidney.
see ectopic ureter.
usually segmental underdevelopment of the ureter causing stenosis and hydronephrosis.
may be caused by intraluminal lesions, e.g. urolithiasis, or as part of pyelonephritis or by external compression of the ureter or as a congenital defect. Sudden blockage causes acute abdominal pain that lasts for several hours. Subsequently or if obstruction develops slowly the kidney on the affected side becomes hydronephrotic; if bilateral, renal failure follows.
see vesicoureteral reflux.
rupture usually results from trauma; leads to urinoma or peritoneal accumulation of urine.
synonymous with obstruction.
a rare anomaly that may be a cause of urinary incontinence.