An open ureterolithotomy is a surgery to remove stones from the ureter.

The ureter is a tube between the kidney and the bladder. Urine passes down to the bladder through this tube.

The Urinary Tract
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Ureterolithotomy is used to remove stones in a ureter that:

  • Are too large to pass
  • Cause pain or bleeding
  • Cause infection
  • Block the flow of urine
  • Place pressure on the kidney