Diagnosis - Urology

Vesicoureteral reflux

Vesicoureteral reflux refers to an abnormal urinary flow from the bladder back up towards the kidneys.  Usually urine only flows downwards from the kidneys to the bladder through tubes called ‘ureters’.  Vesicoureteral reflux occurs most commonly in infants and children and may be the result of either an anatomical defect or a secondary obstruction in the urinary tract (for instance, caused by infection).  Vesicoureteral reflux can increase the risk of urinary tract infections and if left untreated, it may result in damage to the kidneys.  Treatment of vesicoureteral reflux may include medication and surgery and the chief aim is to prevent kidney damage.

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Hospitals

  • HELIOS Hospital Aue

    HELIOS Hospital Aue

    The HELIOS Hospital Aue is teaching hospital of the University of Dresden and one of the largest hospitals in the region. Annually approximately 55.000 patients are treated in various medical departments among which neurology, sports medicine and dermatology are providing medical treatment on the highest level.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Bad Schwartau

    HELIOS Hospital Bad Schwartau

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  • HELIOS Hospital Plauen

    HELIOS Hospital Plauen

    The HELIOS Hospital Plauen provides its patients with high-end medical treatment in an architecturally and historically interesting ambience, as its history reaches back as far as the 13th century.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Schwelm

    HELIOS Hospital Schwelm

    Teamwork is rated highly at the HELIOS Hospital Schwelm and a constant lively exchange of experiences is practised. The high motivation and performance of the medical teams is broadly aided by most modern technology.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    The HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal is a maximum care hospital. With around 1,000 beds, it is the largest hospital in the Bergisch-Land area. Its 26 clinical departments provide almost the entire range of medical services.

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