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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