Pediatric Ectopic Ureter

Pediatric Ectopic Ureter

An ectopic ureter means that the small tubes that normally carry urine to the bladder don’t properly connect to the bladder.

Dallas

214-456-2444
Fax: 214-456-2497
Suite F4300

Plano

469-303-4200
Fax: 469-303-4225
Suite P1100

Park Cities

469-488-7000
Fax: 469-488-7001
Suite 106

South Rockwall

214-867-7400
Fax: 214-456-2497
Suite 233

Tyler

214-456-2444
Fax: 214-456-2497
Medical Arts Plaza Building

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What is a Pediatric Ectopic Ureter?

Ureters are the thin tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder. In a child with an ectopic ureter, the ureter doesn’t connect properly to the bladder and, therefore, drains somewhere else.

  • In boys, an ectopic ureter usually drains into the urethra (tube that empties urine from the bladder) closer to the prostate.
  • In girls, an ectopic ureter typically drains into the reproductive organs or urethra.

An ectopic ureter is sometimes associated with a duplex kidney, a condition in which a single kidney has two ureters.

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Ectopic Ureter?

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