Ureter substitution with cecal appendix in a patient with ureteral stricture: a first case report in Mexico and a literature review

junio 12, 2016

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.

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