posterior urethral valves

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pos·te·ri·or u·re·thral valves

anomalous folds occurring at the level of the seminal colliculus in the prostatic urethra.
Synonym(s): Amussat valvula

pos·te·ri·or u·re·thral valves

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr yūr-ē'thrăl valvz)
Anomalous folds occurring at the level of the seminal colliculus.
Synonym(s): Amussat valvula.


Jean Z., French surgeon, 1796-1856.
Amussat incision
Amussat operation
Amussat probe
Amussat valve - a series of crescentic folds of mucous membrane in the upper part of the cystic duct. Synonym(s): spiral fold of cystic duct
Amussat valvula - anomalous folds occurring at the level of the seminal colliculus. Synonym(s): posterior urethral valves
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Posterior urethral valves (PUV) occur in 1:5 000-1:8 000 boys.
These membranes are called posterior urethral valves and can have life-threatening consequences by causing blockage of normal urine flow interfering with the development of the kidneys.
Barney has a condition called posterior urethral valves, which means his kidneys do not work properly.
Posterior urethral valves (PUV) are the commonest congenital obstruction of the lower urinary tract.
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Bladder rupture occurs predominantly in fetuses with malformations, of which males with posterior urethral valves make up the majority.
Predisposing factors such as hypotonia as seen in Down syndrome, connective tissue disorders as in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, or structural malformations such as posterior urethral valves should alert urologists to take special precautions with these patients because they may be at a higher risk of iatrogenic injury.
(1) We believe this can be correlated to both the long-term bladder deterioration seen in spinal dysraphism and posterior urethral valves. It can also be related to bladder decompensation secondary to prostatic hypertrophy.
Etiologically 44 patients had physiologichydronephrosis 11 pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction 5 vesicouretric reflux and 4 posterior urethral valves. Surgery was performed in 15 patients which included open pyeloplasty in 11 vesicostomy followed by posterior valve fulguration in 4 patients.

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