Congenital Disorders / Ectopic Ureter (Pediatric)
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What is ectopic ureter?
An ectopic ureter drains urine somewhere other than the bladder. This condition is present at birth. It's usually associated with kidneys that have two ureters and involves the upper ureter. These ureters are often widened or enlarged.
What are the symptoms of ectopic ureter?
In females, ectopic ureters cause continuous incontinence.
What is the treatment for ectopic ureter?
Our surgeons customize treatment for your child depending on the function of the upper portion of the affected kidney. If no function is present, we may remove that part of the kidney. Treatment may also entail reimplanting the affected ureter into the bladder or connecting it to the nonobstructed ureter if kidney function is present.