ureterectomy

Excision of a segment or all of a ureter. [ureter + G. ektome, excision]

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ure·ter·ec·to·my .yu̇r-ət-ər-'ek-tə-mē, yu̇-.rēt-ər- n, pl -mies surgical excision of all or part of a ureter

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n.
surgical removal of a ureter. This usually includes removal of the associated kidney as well (see nephroureterectomy). If previous nephrectomy has been performed to remove a kidney that has been destroyed by vesicoureteric reflux or because of a tumour of the renal pelvis, subsequent ureterectomy may be necessary to cure reflux into the stump of the ureter or tumour in the ureter, respectively.

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ure·ter·ec·to·my (u-re″tər-ekґtə-me) [ureter + -ectomy] surgical removal of all or part of a ureter.

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