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What does prominent soft tissue thickening at the L ureterovesicular junction mean? Could the radiologist be seeing thr deflux material on a prior VUR

What does prominent soft tissue thickening at the L ureterovesicular junction mean? Could the radiologist be seeing thr deflux material on a prior VUR

No: Prominent tissue at the ureterovesical junction could indicate a early growth. Transitional cell neoplasm should be ruled out. Keep in mind that I did not see what your doctor saw. ...Read more

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For pediatric urologist: How often do you recommend a second injection of deflux for bilateral VUR f, 4ys. It went down from grade 2 & 4 to 0 & 2.

For pediatric urologist: How often do you recommend a second injection of deflux for bilateral VUR f, 4ys. It went down from grade 2 & 4 to 0 & 2.

Minimum 6 months: Minimum 6 months, but does warrant careful regular f/u since the patient is very young, and one side started at Gd 4/5, and was not eliminated by initial/one Deflux injection. ...Read more

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My daughter has VUR & had deflux, she is still having issues so has been for an ultrasound to check if her kidneys are swollen, what does this mean?

My daughter has VUR & had deflux, she is still having issues so has been for an ultrasound to check if her kidneys are swollen, what does this mean?

Here are some ..: De-reflux procedure is done to minimize/ avoid further infected urine back-flowing into kidney to incur more kidney infection. But after kidney infection (pyelonephritis), Doc still wants to know what the change from resolving pyelonephritis may be over time, that is, kidney scarring with growth arrest & deformity. Remember: Tissue damage is forever although body tries to repair it. More? Ask Doc. ...Read more

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Why doesnt a MRI show deflux material from a prior VUR and a CT Urogram does? I thought MRI's are more in depth?

Why doesnt a MRI show deflux material from a prior VUR and a CT Urogram does? I thought MRI's are more in depth?

Different tests: An MRI uses an atom's response to a strong magnetic field. A CT uses X-rays. The X-rays won't pass through the contrary, so it creates a shadow. No such effect occurs because of the magnetic field. ...Read more

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Would Deflux material which is injected under the L ureter where it enters the bladder show up on a CT urogram as a possible ureteral malignancy?

Would Deflux material which is injected under the L ureter where it enters the bladder show up on a CT urogram as a possible ureteral malignancy?

Can create confusion: On CT, Deflux is fluid density & occasionally can calcify creating confusion with ureterocele or distal ureteral stone at the bladder base ureterovesicular junction. If the ct urogram (workup for hematuria) interpreting radiologist is not aware of this pertinent history of prior injection, it may create some confusion in interpretatation. Make sure to Inform the radiologist about this history! ...Read more

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How much blood in urine is normal after deflux surgery? I went pee and passed some red blood and blood clot about the size of a dime.

How much blood in urine is normal after deflux surgery? I went pee and passed some red blood and blood clot about the size of a dime.

Blood after surgery: You just had surgery on your urinary tract. It is expected that you will have some blood and as you heal the amount of blood will decrease. For pain make sure that you use tylenol, (acetaminophen) NOT one of the NSAIDs, as they interfere with ability of platelets to clot. Speak to the urologist to get an average figure but as long as you see it getting lighter in color that is good! ...Read more