A 30-year-old member asked:
what are some causes of fetal lower urinary tract obstruction ?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
The following: Posterior urethral valves form a cusp-like obstruction just below the bladder neck. Anterior urethral valves are due to a urethral out-pouching, this fills with urine and distal end becomes a "flap valve" which obstructs. Urethral atresia or congenital stricture. Ureterocele, ectopic or orthotopic can block bladder neck or prolapse causing obstruction. Vaginal atresia + urogenital sinus.
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Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Several.: Ureteroplevic junction obstruction, ureterovesical obstruction, ureterocele, ectopic ureter, posterior urethral valves, cloacal deformity, pelvic tumors such as sacrococcygeal teratoma - among others.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
What could cause fetal lower urinary tract obstruction?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Urology 24 years experience
Fetus urInary block: The most common cause of a fetus having lower urinary tract blockage would be a "posterior urethral valves". This happens in boys and has a spectrum of presentation and treatments depending on the severity of the blockage and there may be issues with the bladder and kidneys because of the blockage. Because this issue can harm the fetus' lungs, your OB and. Pediatric urologist should be involved.
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Last updated Jul 29, 2012
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