Posterior urethral valve

Case contributed by Dr Prashanth M N

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Patient Data

Age: 5 years old
Gender: Male
X-ray

An oblique VCUG image shows dilated proximal (posterior) urethra leading to abrupt narrowing, along with bladder neck hypertrophy and bladder wall trabeculations.

Case Discussion

Children with posterior urethral valves usually present with repeated urinary tract infections and dysuria. Voiding cystourethrogram is most commonly used investigation for diagnosis shows signs of dilated posterior urethra with abrupt narrowing and normal calibre anterior urethra. Other signs include urinary bladder wall irregularity, bladder neck hypertrophy and vesicoureteric reflux.

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Case information

rID: 44831
Case created: 5th May 2016
Last edited: 16th May 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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