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Glossary: urinary diversion, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

urinary diversion

(YOOR-ih-NAYR-ee dih-VER-zhun)

A surgical procedure to make a new way for urine to leave the body. It may involve redirecting urine into the colon, using catheters to drain the bladder, or making an opening in the abdomen and collecting urine in a bag outside the body.

2006-04-14