Evaluation of Ureteric Jet by Color Doppler Ultrasound in Pregnancy

HODA S. DARWISH, M.D.
2019 The Medical journal of Cairo University  
Abdominal pain during pregnancy can be caused by many conditions related to diseases of abdomen, urinary system, gynecological and obstetric problems. One of the important conditions causing non obstetrical pain during pregnancy is renal colic. Ureteral jet is the phenomenon that seen when the dense urine from the ureter is expelled into the more dilute urine in the urinary bladder. Aim of Study: Was to ass ureteric jet by color Doppler ultrasound in pregnant women. Subjects and Methods: Total
more » ... and Methods: Total number of 75 pregnant patients with singleton pregnancy referred to our Radiology Department from Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, in their second and third trimester, presented with suspected urinary tract infections or hydronephrosis were included in our prospective study. Conclusion: Color/pulse-wave Doppler US is avery useful tool for demonstrating ureteral jets and provides its characterization. Change in scanning position from supine to right/left decubitus position to ass ureteric jet in pregnant patients will be helpful and we suggest further studies to evaluate our cutoff angles.
doi:10.21608/mjcu.2019.76616 fatcat:i3twiz2i35fzjclwwlakvwqype