The Long-Term Prognosis of Posterior Urethral Valve in Neonate in North of Iran, a More than Ten Years' Experience from a Tertiary Referral Center

Hamid Mohammadjafari, Samaneh Ahangardarabi, Shabnam Shafaee
2015 Iranian Journal of Health Sciences   unpublished
and purpose: Posterior urethral valve (PUV) is one of the most severe urinary tract anomalies presenting as antenatal hydronephrosis that could lead to severe dilatation and functional impairment of one or both kidneys. The aim of this study was to analyze our experience on patients with a diagnosis of PUV. Materials and Methods: In this prospective study neonates with a diagnosis of PUV were enrolled. The patients were assessed clinically for growth and hypertension and other clinical
more » ... r clinical complaints specially voiding dysfunctions. Urinary tract ultrasonography study, functional renal scan, and voiding cystourethrography performed periodically. The patients were assessed for occurrence of hypertension, growth disturbances, long term urinary tract dilatation, persistence of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI), nephrolithiasis, voiding dysfunction, scar formation chronic renal failure (CRF) and finally death.