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Ureterocele is an anatomical condition in which the ureter, the tube that carries urine from the kidneys to the bladder, dilates, forming a sac at its lower end. This sac, called an ureterocele, can partially restrict or block the flow of urine, leading to various urinary tract symptoms and issues.

Ureterocele can be classified based on its location and size. It can be present in one or both ureters and may be associated with one of the following conditions:

  • Intramural ureterocele: The sac develops within the bladder's wall, where the ureter enters the muscle of the bladder wall.
  • Ectopic ureterocele: The sac forms outside the bladder wall, typically near the urethral opening.

Symptoms of ureterocele

The symptoms and complications of ureterocele can range from mild to severe and depend on the size, location, and degree of obstruction. Some of the symptoms and signs associated with ureterocele may include:

  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Abdominal or pelvic pain or discomfort
  • Weak or interrupted urine flow
  • Presence of blood in the urine
  • Bladder distension
  • Difficulty with urination
  • Urinary retention.


To determine the most appropriate treatment, it is advisable to schedule an appointment with Professor Christian Gozzi for a specialized evaluation.


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