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The surgical redirection of urine flow.
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urinary diversionProvision of an alternative exit route for urine or of an alternative temporary urine store in the body, after surgical removal of the URINARY BLADDER. The ureters may be brought out on to the surface of the abdomen, implanted into the COLON or RECTUM or implanted into a substitute bladder, formed from a loop of small bowel, with an outlet through the skin or the anus.
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