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Related to ureterosigmoidostomy: cutaneous ureterostomy


anastomosis of one or both ureters to the sigmoid colon. In this form of diversion of urinary flow there is no need for an appliance because the urine flows into the colon, which acts as a kind of reservoir. The urine liquefies the stool and creates difficulties in patients who are unable to regulate themselves successfully. A disadvantage of this procedure is the constant danger of urinary infection by organisms from the bowel. Indications for it are the same as for cutaneous ureterostomy and ileal conduit.
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Implantation of the ureter into the colon.
[uretero- + G. kolon, colon, + stoma, mouth]
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Surgical implantation of a ureter into the sigmoid colon.
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Mainz II pouch

A segment of the rectum and sigmoid colon used to provide continent anal urinary diversion, which is a therapeutic option in children with bladder exstrophy.
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Ureteric obstruction due to prostatic implantation in the sigmoid colon: a unique late complication of ureterosigmoidostomy. Histopathology.
Rat colonic carcinogenesis after ureterosigmoidostomy: Pathogenesis and immunohistological study.
Morphological changes of urothelial and intestinal mucosa after ureterosigmoidostomy during experimental urogenic carcinogenesis.
Malignancy following ureterosigmoidostomy in patients with exstrophy.
Rectosigmoid carcinoma at previous ureterosigmoidostomy site in a renal transplant recipient: report of a case.
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Ureterosigmoidostomy followed by carcinoma of the colon.
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Signet ring cell carcinoma in adenomatous polyp at site of ureterosigmoidostomy 16 years after conversion to ileal conduit.
Mucin changes adjacent to carcinoma following ureterosigmoidostomy. Eur Urol 1987;13:419.
Modified ureterosigmoidostomy (Mainz 2)--technique and early results.