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ZARGAR M, MIRZAZADEH M, ZARGAR K. THE APPENDIX, AN ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTE FOR ALL SEGMENTS OF BOTH URETERS: A REPORT OF TWO CASES . Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2004; 18 (2) :177-180
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-640-en.html

From the Dept. of Urology. Hashemi Nejad Hospital. Iran University of Medical Sciences. Tehran.IR. Iran. , mjmirza@iums.ac.ir
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There are occasional reports of using the appendix to replace sections of the ureters, and to our knowledge, only a couple of them were in the left side. We used the appendix as a ureteral substitute in two cases in technically difficult parts, the upper left ureter and the first part of the right ureter. Follow-ups of8 years and 6 months in right and left side cases, respectively, are impressive with maintenance of patency and improving renal function. We believe that the use of the appendix is a valuable alternative to substitute all segments of both ureters, with good results.
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Urology and Nephrology

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