ure·ter·ec·ta·sis .yu̇r-ət-ər-'ek-tə-səs, yu̇-.rēt-ər- n, pl -ta·ses -.sēz dilation of a ureter

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ure·ter·ec·ta·sis (u-re″tər-ekґtə-sis) [ureter + ectasis] distention of the ureter, such as in megaureter or hydroureter. Called also ureterectasia.

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  • megaureter — SYN: megaloureter. primary m. independent ureteral dilation; may be nonobstructive or related to congenital distal ureteral obstruction. secondary m. hydroureter secondary to vesicoureteral reflux …   Medical dictionary

  • ureterectasia — Dilation of a ureter. SYN: hydroureter, megaloureter. [ureter + G. ektasis, a stretching out] * * * ure·ter·ec·ta·sia (u re″tər ək taґzhə) ureterectasis …   Medical dictionary

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