Embryology, Treatment, and Outcomes of Ureteroceles in Children
The Urologic clinics of North America
Duplex system; Ectopic; Orthotopic; Single system; Ureterocele
A ureterocele is a congenital cystic dilatation of the intravesical ureter that may affect either a single system kidney or the upper pole of a duplex system. The position of ureteral orifice correlates with function of associated renal moiety. Ureteroceles associated with good renal function and prompt drainage or ureteroceles associated with no renal function can be managed nonoperatively. Endoscopic puncture of ureteroceles addresses most cases; iatrogenic reflux may rarely require secondary surgery. Robot-assisted laparoscopic upper pole nephroureterectomy and ureteroureterostomy procedures are rarely associated with complications.
Pohl, Hans G., "Embryology, Treatment, and Outcomes of Ureteroceles in Children" (2023). GW Authored Works. Paper 3310.