Vesicoureteric reflux (ultrasound)

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Urinary tract infection.

Patient Data

Age: 30 mths
Gender: Male

RIGHT kidney:moderate hydronephrosis and hydroureter is noted up to the vesico-ureteric junction. Vesico-ureteric junction shows reflux seen during color Doppler study. Floating tiny echoes are noted in urinary bladder.

LEFT kidney: No vesico-ureteric reflux.

Case Discussion

Vesicoureteric reflux (VUR) is an abnormal flow of urine from the bladder into the upper urinary tract. The vesicoureteric reflux is graded according to height of reflux up the ureters and degree of dilatation of the renal pelvis and ureters. 

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Case information

rID: 21897
Published: 24th Feb 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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