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What happens if ureter is damaged?
Last Updated: 24th May, 2020
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In this regard, can a damaged ureter be fixed?
When the mid-portion of the ureter is surgically injured, the ureter can be repaired by sewing the two cut ends together as long as the gap between them is less than 3 cm. The stent helps the ureter to heal. The stent is typically removed 3 to 4 weeks after repair.
what are the symptoms of a blocked ureter? Symptoms of a ureteral obstruction include:
- Abdominal pain on one or both sides (called flank pain)
- Blood in your urine (called hematuria)
- Leg swelling.
- Reduced urine output (called oliguria)
Also to know, how long does it take for a ureter to heal?
Studies of ureteral healing have demonstrated that the mucosa has healed by 3 weeks and muscular continuity is established by 7 weeks. Thus, many recommend that a stent remain in place for 6-8 weeks after a repair.
How do you test for ureteral injury?
Immediate cystoscopy and retrograde pyelogram should be performed for diagnosis of a suspected ureteral injury and possible stenting. If cystoscopy and retrograde pyelogram cannot be performed then the preferred imaging technique is computed tomography with intravenous pyelogram (CT-IVP).