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does hydrouteronephrosis due to renal calculi cause damage to kidney?

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Dr. Piotr Obara
13 years experience Radiology
Only if prolonged: Hydronephrosis can cause temporary decrease in function of the kidney due back pressure. However, in the long term there should not be any significant effect on kidney function if the obstruction is relieved and there is no associated infection.
Answered on Jan 8, 2015
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Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Agree. Prolonged untreated obstruction can cause kidney damage (particularly in the setting of superimposed infection). Acute obstruction, with appropriate treatment, should not.
Jul 16, 2013

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