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What Causes Extrinsic Obstruction of the Ureter?

Some of the risk factors are scar tissue and tumors in nearby areas. Often the causes can vary, but some are:

  • Vascular disease
  • Non-cancerous health issues in women (pregnancy, growths in womb or ovary, Gartner’s duct cyst, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, intraoperative ureteral injury)
  • Health problems of the GI tract (Crohn’s disease, swelling of the appendix, diverticulitis, pancreatic lesions)
  • Other abdominal issues