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Urologic radiology

, 6:1 | Cite as

Pelviureteric junction obstruction in association with severe vesicoureteric reflux: A diagnostic dilemma

  • M. Rickard
  • R. H. Whitaker
Article

Abstract

Three patients are described who present the diagnostic and management dilemma of having a definite obstruction at the pelviureteric junction in association with marked vesicoureteric reflux. It is not always a simple decision as to whether the hydronephrosis should be operated upon before reflux or vice versa. The decision is based on an assessment of the severity of the reflux and the radiological or other interpretation of obstruction at the pelviureteric junction. Some guidelines are given and the management of the 2 conditions when occurring together is discussed.

Key words

Obstruction, pelviureteric Reflux, vesicoureteric 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Berlin Heidelberg Tokyo 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Rickard
    • 1
  • R. H. Whitaker
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Radiology and UrologyAddenbrooke’s HospitalCambridgeEngland

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