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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



urinary diversion  listen  (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.