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Ureters

Inflammation of ureters


Reviewers: Sean Williamson, M.D., (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 13 July 2012, last major update May 2012
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General
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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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