Inflammation of ureters
Reviewers: Sean Williamson, M.D., (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 13 July 2012, last major update May 2012
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● Associated with long-standing chronic inflammation, similar to processes seen in the urinary bladder
● Ureteritis cystica: fine cysts in mucosa composed of dilated von Brunnís nests (lined by normal urothelium) with clear contents
● Ureteritis follicularis: fine granular mucosa due to multiple lymphoid follicles
● Ureteritis glandularis: usual type includes formation of cystic spaces similar to ureteritis cystica, but with apical (glandular) orientation of the cytoplasm surrounding the lumen
● Intestinal metaplasia (or ureteritis glandularis intestinal type) includes true mucin-producing goblet cells (risk of developing carcinoma has been proposed although controversial)
● Granuloma inguinale: case report of extragenital granuloma inguinale presenting as a retroperitoneal mass resembling a soft tissue neoplasm and involving the ureter (Hum Pathol 1990;21:559)
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