What sort of treatment will my child receive?
Specific treatment recommendations for a ureterocele or ureteral duplication will depend on your child's individual situation.
If your child is ill from a urinary tract infection, intravenous fluids and antibiotics may be administered. Once the urinary tract infection is resolved, the ureterocele will be addressed.
If the area of the ureter has a great deal of urine accumulation, it may need to be surgically drained.
- Larger ureteroceles that cause a great deal of backflow into the ureter may need to be removed. (The normal duplicate ureter is often left alone.)
- A small ureterocele may not require medical intervention if the kidney is functioning without difficulty.
If your child's kidney has been damaged, part of it may need to be removed. For more information on that procedure, see our page on nephrectomy.
For more information, see our page on ureterocele.