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June 8, 1957

TRANSPLANTATION OF THE URETER INTO THE BLADDER

Author Affiliations

Atlanta, Ga.

JAMA. 1957;164(6):651-654. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980060027007
Abstract

• Enthusiasm for cystectomy has resulted in many such operations having been performed in cases in which either bladder resection or radium implantation would have been better, if accompanied by transplantation of the ureter into the bladder. A bladder of fairly normal capacity and a ureter long enough to avoid tension upon the implanted ureter are necessary for such a successful transplantation. In five cases where ureteral transplantation into the bladder was possible, a better long-term clinical result was obtained when this procedure was substituted for the usual colon transplantation.

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