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Posterior Urethral Valves

  • Divyesh Y. Desai
  • Peter M. Cuckow

Abstract

Posterior urethral valves (PUV) remains the most common cause of bladder outflow obstruction in male infants. The condition has an estimated incidence of 1/4000 to 1/5000 live births. It is a panurinary tract disorder with a variable spectrum of severity that can affect both the upper and lower urinary tract.1,2

Keywords

Urethral Catheter Urethral Stricture Posterior Urethral Valve Suprapubic Catheter Bladder Outflow Obstruction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Divyesh Y. Desai
    • 1
  • Peter M. Cuckow
    • 1
  1. 1.Paediatric Urology and Urodynamics UnitGreat Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS TrustLondonUK

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