VCUG


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VCUG

Abbreviation for voiding cystourethrogram.

VCUG

Voiding cystourethrography, see there.

VCUG

Abbreviation for voiding cystourethrogram.

cystourethrography

(sis″tō-ūr″ē-throg′ră-fē) [ cysto- + urethrography, ]
Radiography of the bladder and urethra with a radiopaque contrast medium. cystourethrographic (-ū-rē″thrŏ-graf′ik), adjective

chain cystourethrography

Radiography in which a sterile beaded radiopaque chain is introduced into the bladder by a special catheter so that one end of the chain is in the bladder and the other extends outside via the urethra. This examination is useful in demonstrating anatomical relationships, esp. in women with persistent urinary incontinence.

voiding cystourethrography

Abbreviation: VCUG
Cystourethrography done before, during, and after voiding.

Patient care

A VCUG is used to identify vesicoureteral reflux in children between the ages of 2 and 24 months if they experience two or more urinary tract infections. The test may also be used to evaluate the bladder for fistulae, foreign bodies, obstruction, trauma, or tumors. Patients, esp. children, benefit from analgesia and anxiolysis before and during the procedure. The patient, caregivers, and professional staff are shielded from radiation exposure. The patient is placed in a frog-legged, supine position. A urinary catheter is inserted into the urethra under sterile conditions. Contrast agent (warmed to body temperature) is infused into the bladder. Fluoroscopic images of the lower urinary tract are recorded during voiding, which is often accomplished with the patient standing upright after the bladder is filled.

CAUTION!

A VCUG should not be performed during pregnancy (because of the risk of radiation exposure) or during active urinary infections. Any allergy to the contrast medium used during the procedure should be assessed before it is infused.

voiding cystourethrography

Abbreviation: VCUG
Cystourethrography done before, during, and after voiding.

Patient care

A VCUG is used to identify vesicoureteral reflux in children between the ages of 2 and 24 months if they experience two or more urinary tract infections. The test may also be used to evaluate the bladder for fistulae, foreign bodies, obstruction, trauma, or tumors. Patients, esp. children, benefit from analgesia and anxiolysis before and during the procedure. The patient, caregivers, and professional staff are shielded from radiation exposure. The patient is placed in a frog-legged, supine position. A urinary catheter is inserted into the urethra under sterile conditions. Contrast agent (warmed to body temperature) is infused into the bladder. Fluoroscopic images of the lower urinary tract are recorded during voiding, which is often accomplished with the patient standing upright after the bladder is filled.

CAUTION!

A VCUG should not be performed during pregnancy (because of the risk of radiation exposure) or during active urinary infections. Any allergy to the contrast medium used during the procedure should be assessed before it is infused.
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Overall, I think you can see, with the number needed to test of 70, that you would have to test many babies with normal renal ultrasound to detect one case of high-grade VUR, so you may be able to spare many infants from VCUG," she concluded.
Another existing controversy is whether a VCUG should be performed on all patients diagnosed with hydronephrosis; previous studies have shown that VCUG can detect VUR in 9% to 21% of cases (11).
coli are also predictors, but notably, adding a VCUG and serum inflammatory markers to the evaluation contributes very little," Dr.
Prenatal degerlendirmede mesane cikiminda obstruksiyon dusunuluyorsa, dogurndan sonraki 48 saat icerisinde renal USG ve VCUG yapilmalidir.
The AAP advises ultrasound and VCUG for all children aged 2 months to 2 years, and antimicrobial prophylaxis for all in whom reflux is identified (Pediatrics 103;1999:843-52).
3) MRI is a useful modality for the evaluation of pelvic pathology and has been reported to have a higher sensitivity for the depiction of urethral diverticula than VCUG or urethroscopy.
It lacks [anatomical] details, so we often can't grade reflux with a nuclear VCUG," he said.
The VCUG is usually done as a first-line study because it determines the severity of the condition and provides optimal imaging of the anatomy.
A VCUG should be performed in every child with a suspected UPJ obstruction.
A VCUG is usually performed 4-6 weeks after antibiotic therapy is completed and may reveal urinary retention or degree of reflux.
When there is total block at the stricture site, then combined VCUG and RGU is taken.
ORLANDO -- The proportion of infants and young children who had voiding cystourethrograms after an emergency department visit for an initial febrile urinary tract infection decreased by more than 50% after the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines advised a VCUG only if indicated by sonographic findings, based on a review of cases.