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any pathologic condition, anatomic or functional, of the urinary tract caused by obstruction.
chronic bilateral obstructive uropathyA disorder characterised by prolonged and/or progressive blockage of urine flow from both kidneys due to urethral obstruction.
Irritability, urgency, bladder incontinence, urine stasis, UTIs and urine reflux into ureters and kidney, leading to pyelonephritis and hydronephrosis; CBOU leads to hypertension and/or renal failure.
Bladder tumours; tumours or other structures of the bladder neck or urethra; kidney and/or bladder stones. The most common cause in men is benign prostatic hypertrophy and prostate cancer; in women, cystocele.
obstructive uropathyChronic bilateral obstructive uropathy, chronic urethral obstruction Urology A condition caused by urine blockage, resulting in ↑ pressure in renal pelvis and ureters which, with time, leads to HTN, renal failure Etiology Common in ♂–BPH, less common in ♀–due to cystocele; other causes include tumors of the prostate, bladder, ureter Clinical Urinary frequency, spasms, incontinence, later, UTIs and renal failure. See Acute bilateral obstructive uropathy, Acute unilateral obstructive uropathy.
ob·struc·tive u·rop·a·thy(ŏb-strŭk'tiv yūr-op'ă-thē)
Any pathologic condition, anatomic or functional, of the urinary tract caused by obstruction.