upjo


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upjo

(ŭp′jō″)
A commonly used acronym for ureteropelvic junction obstruction. The ureteropelvic junction is the last segment of the ureter, through which urine normally passes into the bladder. It is a common location for kidney stones to lodge and obstruct the flow of urine when they pass from the renal pelvis down the ureter.
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Most patients who underwent surgery for UPJO presented with de-novo symptoms, and had no prior evidence of ANH.
Comparison of patients who had a UPJO repair secondary to symptoms vs.
We have not found a similar case of UPJO in the urologic literature.
To our knowledge, such a trifid pelvis anomaly with UPJO has been described only once previously.
The ideal treatment for UPJO would be minimally invasive with a low complication and failure rate.
Moreover, he pointed out that in contrast with the 3-11% transfusion rate following endourologic UPJO incision, transfusion following laparoscopic pyeloplasty is rare.
The reduced patient morbidity and length of stay offer considerable advantages over open procedures, and LDP should be first-line treatment for UPJO by experienced laparoscopic surgeons.
A total of 134 children underwent a dorsal lumbotomy approach for a UPJO.
All of these patients with VUR had a MAG-3 lasix renogram with a Foley and intraoperative retrograde pyelogram to confirm the presence of UPJO.
We presented 2 groups, with a total of 134 children with UPJO who were managed surgically by this technique.
The MAG-3 lasix was used postoperatively when the interpretation of the ultrasound was equivocal, and when recurrent UPJO needed to be ruled out.