Uretero-vesical junction obstruction

What is it?

The etiology is diverse, including ureteric stricture or atresia, vascular obstruction, diverticulum, or ureterocele. Ureteroceles (visible as a thin-walled and fluid-filled small circular area inside the bladder) are usually found in association with a duplex kidney and collecting system. The upper pole characteristically obstructs and the lower one refluxes. Associated abnormalities:
The incidence of chromosomal abnormalities and genetic syndromes is not increased.

Which are the symptoms?

Presence of hydroureter and hydronephrosis with normal bladder.
The dilated ureter is tortuous and appears as a collection of cysts of variable size, localized between the dilated renal pelvis and the bladder.

How is it diagnosed?

Investigations:
Detailed ultrasound examination.

Suggested exams

How is it treated?

Delivery:
Standard obstetric care and delivery.
Prognosis:
Postnatal intervention is indicated if the vesico-uretric reflux is associated with abnormal renal function.
Recurrence:
No increased risk of recurrence.

Where do we treat it?

Within the San Donato Group, you can find Uretero-vesical junction obstruction specialists at these departments:

Are you interested in receiving the treatment?

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