Open Ureteral Reimplantation
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Ureteral reimplantation is surgery to reposition a ureter. The ureter is a tube between the kidney and the bladder. It allows urine to pass down to the bladder.
The Urinary Tract
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Some ureters are not positioned correctly in the bladder. This can make it difficult for urine to flow into the bladder. Ureteral reimplantation may be done to reposition ureters that:
- Are causing urine to flow back into the ureters and kidneys—known as vesicoureteral reflux (VUR)
- Were damaged due to trauma or surgery
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