Strategies for open reconstruction of upper ureteral strictures

Richard B. Knight, Steven J. Hudak, Allen F. Morey

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This article presents a review of the literature regarding surgical techniques and outcomes for reconstruction of strictures involving the upper ureter. The preoperative assessment for proximal ureteral stricture is briefly reviewed, followed by a discussion of ureteroureterostomy, transureteroureterostomy, ureterocalicostomy, bladder flaps, downward nephropexy, bowel interposition grafts, onlay or tubular grafting, renal autotransplantation, and nephrectomy. The future direction for reconstruction of the proximal ureter is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-361
Number of pages11
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Bladder flap
  • Ileal ureter
  • Reconstruction
  • Stricture
  • Ureter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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