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Endoscopic Dilatation of Stenotic Native Meatus of an Orthotopic Ureterocele: An Easy and Innovative Technique

Abbas Basiri, Milad Bonakdar Hashemi, Arsalan Aslani



Background: This study presents initial experience in endoscopic meatal dilatation of obstructive ureterocele in adult patients.

Surgical technique: During cystourethroscopy, we tried to find the orifice of ureterocele, passed a guide wire and introduce an 8 Fr ureteroscope in to the ureterocele orifice, going up to the renal pelvis as under vision dilatation of ureterocele meatus. Two Double-J stent were inserted and remained for six weeks to keep the meatus dilated. Adverse effect of endoscopic management was decreased due to minimal anatomic changes.

Results: Patients’ symptoms were relieved and no evidence of new onset vesico-ureteral reflux and obstruction were seen after up to one-year follow-up.

Conclusion: Endoscopic meatal dilatation of stenotic ureterocele in adult patients is safe and effective thus, try to find the orifice of ureterocele is suggested.


Meatal dilatation, Ureterocele, Ureteroscope


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22037/uj.v0i0.5808


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