Ureterostomy is a surgical treatment done for a artificial opening through the abdominal wall (called as a stoma) from the ureter. It is formed to allow drainage of urine from one or both ureters (the tubes which are running from the kidneys to the bladder). This process may be required when bladder is removed for the treatment of a state like bladder cancer or when a functioning of the bladder is very poor. The patient needs to carry a collection bag for urine, as the muscles use to control urination are not included in the ureterostomy. Indications for ureterostomy include trauma or malignancy that necessitates removal of the bladder, congenital defect orabsence of parts of the urinary tract, and neurogenic bladder in whichadded devices are used for the collection of urine have proved unsatisfactory.


  • A patient needs to admit in hospital initially until he or she producing urine and appear to be infection free and other complications.

  • This procedure was performed after the patient is performed general anesthesia, and it is considered as an invasive abdominal surgery.

  • Some surgeries may involve only one ureter, whereas others will bring both to the abdominal wall. When both ureter are moved, the doctor can choose between placing one drainage port on two side of the abdomen, bringing them to the one side or by creating a single stoma and connecting both ureters to it.

  • The surgery may vary in length, based on the option chosen and the patient’s general health level.

  • Along with the complications of infection at the treatment site. Once the patient recovers, the stoma requires to cared for and patients who treat the surgical site uncaringly or are distracted may develop infections, which may leads to reddened, irritated skin around the opening.

  • Wearing a bag, a patient can generally engage to normal activity or works, and particularly designed straps and pouches are used for the patients concerned about vigorous athletic activity. The bag can be easily and quickly emptied and changed by the patient.