vesico-ureteral reflux


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vesico-ureteral reflux

Reflux nephropathy, ureteral reflux, vesicoureteric reflux Urology The retrograde flow of urine from the bladder into the ureters which occurs when the unidirectional valve-like flow between the ureters and bladder fails; bladder infection may cause pyelonephritis, and expose the kidney to high pressures, which over time damages the kidney and causes scarring Etiology Bladder infection, stones, bladder outlet obstruction, neurogenic bladder, and abnormal ureters or number of ureters
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The micional uretro cystography showed bilateral vesico-ureteral reflux. The urodinamic study showed a flacid neurogenic bladder (autonomic neuropathy).
Persutte et al (15), reported that although post-natal surgery was necessary in only a small number of cases of prenatal hydronephrosis, surgical intervention was necessary in 33% of those patients found with vesico-ureteral reflux diagnosed prenatally.
A population of 64 healthy boys and 38 girls (6 months to 8 years of age) was selected from patients undergoing elective short-term surgery or procedures (superficial hemangiomas, nevi, and other cosmetic surgeries; vesico-ureteral reflux, cystoscopies) in the Turku University Central Hospital.
A sustained high intravesical pressure ([is greater than] 40 cm [H.sub.2]O) can result in vesico-ureteral reflux causing pyelonephritis and renal calculi (Perkash, 1993).