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What is vesicoureteral reflux?

What is vesicoureteral reflux?

Vesicoureteraral: Generally a congenital condition resulting in urine refluxing from the bladder back up to the kidneys. Some kids outgrow it but some need surgical correction. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


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How is bilateral ureteroneocyctostomy used to treat patients with vesicoureteral reflux?

Reflux: This operation involves detaching and re-implanting the ureter(s) into the bladder at an angle, and with sufficient tunneling through the wall, to Prohibit future reflux of urine from the bladder back up the ureters. ...Read more

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My three year old son has vesicoureteral reflux. How is this treated in children?

My three year old son has vesicoureteral reflux. How is this treated in children?

Different treatments: Good morning, treatment of vesicoureteral reflux at three years of age for a boy varies depending on the degree of reflux. Initial treatment is addressed at preventing infections by antibiotic treatment. Surgery for vesicoureteral reflux is considered, because you are born with a weak mechanism to prevent urine from flowing back into the kidneys and causing recurrent urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for vesicoureteral reflux?

How do you get tested for vesicoureteral reflux?

VUR: One way to assess for vur (vesicoureteral reflux) is with a VCUG (voiding cystourethrogram). To perform this test a catheter is placed into the urinary bladder in order to introduce radio-opaque contrast into it. Once the bladder is filled the patient voids under flouroscopy. If contrast goes up the either ureter then vur is proven. ...Read more

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What is vesicoureteral reflux?

Vesicoureteraral: Generally a congenital condition resulting in urine refluxing from the bladder back up to the kidneys. Some kids outgrow it but some need surgical correction. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about vesicoureteral reflux?

Can you tell me about vesicoureteral reflux?

Here are some ...: Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is referred to urine backflow from bladder to kidneys during micturition resulting from sphincteric dysfunction at the intramural segment of distal ureter inside the bladder wall if the pressure inside bladder is within normal limit, usually less than 35-40 cm of water. Most of times, it's an inborn functional deficit of the described distal ureteral segment, so in chil ...Read more

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How do you get tested for vesicoureteral reflux?

VUR: One way to assess for vur (vesicoureteral reflux) is with a VCUG (voiding cystourethrogram). To perform this test a catheter is placed into the urinary bladder in order to introduce radio-opaque contrast into it. Once the bladder is filled the patient voids under flouroscopy. If contrast goes up the either ureter then vur is proven. ...Read more

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Why is vesicoureteral reflux only affect children?

Outgrow or treated!: Good morning, vesicoureteral reflux (uvr) is present in 1% of all infants (primary uvr). Secondary uvr appears later due to presence of functional bladder neck obstruction. It is predominantly a problem of children as there is a spontaneous resolution of the primary uvr as children becomes adults; the bladder increases in size, ureter increases in length, and the valve control gets more efficient. ...Read more

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My three year old son has vesicoureteral reflux. How is this treated in children?

Different treatments: Good morning, treatment of vesicoureteral reflux at three years of age for a boy varies depending on the degree of reflux. Initial treatment is addressed at preventing infections by antibiotic treatment. Surgery for vesicoureteral reflux is considered, because you are born with a weak mechanism to prevent urine from flowing back into the kidneys and causing recurrent urinary tract infections. ...Read more