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What is the difference between hydroureteronephrosis and hydronephrosis?

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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
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In brief: Somewhat technical

Hn applies to the kidney per se where hun implies distinction of the kidney and ureter ( the tube carrying urine from kidney to bladder).
Often they mean the same thing, unless the point of obstruction is before the ureter begins, eg, the ureteropelvic junction.

In brief: Somewhat technical

Hn applies to the kidney per se where hun implies distinction of the kidney and ureter ( the tube carrying urine from kidney to bladder).
Often they mean the same thing, unless the point of obstruction is before the ureter begins, eg, the ureteropelvic junction.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Anatomics

One involves the kidney and its collecting system and the other includes the ureters.

In brief: Anatomics

One involves the kidney and its collecting system and the other includes the ureters.
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Andrew Doe
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: What's dilated

The kidneys connect to the bladder by the ureters.
If just the kidney collecting system is dilated it is hydronephrosis. If the ureters are dilated also, it is hydroureteronephrosis. It gives us an idea where the blockage is.

In brief: What's dilated

The kidneys connect to the bladder by the ureters.
If just the kidney collecting system is dilated it is hydronephrosis. If the ureters are dilated also, it is hydroureteronephrosis. It gives us an idea where the blockage is.
Dr. Andrew Doe
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