In 1912, Melnikoff described the first substitution of a ureter with the vermiform appendix as treatment for ureteral stricture.
Aim: Our aim was to present herein a case of ureter substitution with the cecal appendix to
promote the feasibility of the procedure and to describe the first experience at a tertiary care
hospital in Mexico.
35-year-old woman was diagnosed with right distal ureteral stricture secondary to injury after a total abdominal hysterectomy and right nephrostomy placement.