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Question: recurring dilated (12mm) ureter


 mdfuqua - Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:15 pm

what can cause a recurring dilated (12mm) ureter in a man age 29, with no evidence stones or infection. requiring a stent,
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:16 pm

User avatar Hi Mdfuqua,

There may be an issue with obstruction of the ureter at the ureterovesicular junction (the connection of the ureter to the bladder). This can occur due to a problem with the valve of the bladder.

I would recommend you continue to follow up with a urologist. Further imaging studies can help evaluate for this obstruction.

Best wishes.

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