Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 226–232 | Cite as

Opacification of the renal parenchyma in obstruction and reflux

  • P. G. Ransley


The several patterns of radiographic opacification of the renal parenchyma in urinary tract obstruction and vesico-ureteric reflux are described. Recent descriptions of the detailed morphology of the renal papilla suggest explanations for these appearances. The mechanisms involved and their possible significance are discussed.

Key words

Urinary obstruction vesico-ureteric reflux intrarenal reflux intravenous urography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. G. Ransley
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Paediatric SurgeryInstitute of Child HealthLondonUK

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