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Posterior urethral valve with grade V vesico-ureteric reflux

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi


Failure to thrive, abnormal stream of urination.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG): Linear radiolucency at posterior urethra with proximal urethral dilatation,urinary bladder neck hypertrophy, urinary bladder trabeculation and diverticula formation and bilateral high grade vesicoureteral reflux (VUR):

Case Discussion

Posterior urethral valve is a common cause of obstructive uropathy in infants. Severe cases are usually diagnosed with antenatal ultrasonographyVoiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) is the modality of choice for the diagnosis of posterior urethral valves postnatally, however ultrasonography can also diagnose this entity.

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    Case information

    rID: 52571
    Published: 12th Apr 2017
    Last edited: 10th Jan 2020
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