vesicoureteric reflux


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reflux

 [re´fluks]
a backward or return flow; see also backflow and regurgitation (def. 1).
esophageal reflux (gastroesophageal reflux) reflux of the stomach contents into the esophagus.
hepatojugular reflux distention of the jugular vein induced by applying manual pressure over the liver; it suggests insufficiency of the right heart.
intrarenal reflux reflux of urine into the renal parenchyma.
vesicoureteral reflux (vesicoureteric reflux) backward flow of urine from the bladder into a ureter.

vesicoureteric reflux

Backward passage of urine from the bladder up into the URETERS during voiding. This occurs, mainly in children, because of failure of the valve-like effect of the oblique entry of the ureters through the bladder wall. Organisms from the bladder are able to gain access to the kidneys and set up an acute PYELONEPHRITIS.
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Long-term results of endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteric reflux with different tissue-augmenting substances.
Does treatment of vesicoureteric reflux in childhood prevent end-stage renal disease attributable to reflux nephropathy?
Voiding cystoureterograhic examination revealed no vesicoureteric reflux (Fig.