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What is Vesicoureteral reflux?

What is Vesicoureteral reflux?

  • Vesicoureteral reflux: Reverse flow of urine from bladder back into kidneys.
  • Vesicoureteral reflux: The passage of urine from the bladder back into a ureter. (Dorland, 27th ed)
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Vesicoureteral reflux: a backflow of urine from the bladder into the ureter.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Vesicoureteral reflux: Introduction

Types of Vesicoureteral reflux:

Types of Vesicoureteral reflux:

  • Primary Vesicoureteral Reflux - failed valve between ureter and bladder.
  • Secondary Vesicoureteral Reflux - urinary system blockage
  • more types...»

Broader types of Vesicoureteral reflux:

Who gets Vesicoureteral reflux?

Patient Profile for Vesicoureteral reflux: Most common in children who have had a urinary tract infection.

Profile for Vesicoureteral reflux: VUR is most commonly diagnosed in infancy and childhood after the patient has a urinary tract infection (UTI). (Source: excerpt from Vesicoureteral Reflux: NIDDK)

How serious is Vesicoureteral reflux?

Prognosis of Vesicoureteral reflux: In some cases, the condition will eventually resolve itself as the ureter becomes longer with age but some cases may require surgery.
Complications of Vesicoureteral reflux: see complications of Vesicoureteral reflux

What causes Vesicoureteral reflux?

Causes of Vesicoureteral reflux: see causes of Vesicoureteral reflux

What are the symptoms of Vesicoureteral reflux?

Symptoms of Vesicoureteral reflux: see symptoms of Vesicoureteral reflux

Complications of Vesicoureteral reflux: see complications of Vesicoureteral reflux

Vesicoureteral reflux: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vesicoureteral reflux.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vesicoureteral reflux.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Vesicoureteral reflux: Urologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Vesicoureteral reflux.
Treatments for Vesicoureteral reflux: see treatments for Vesicoureteral reflux
Research for Vesicoureteral reflux: see research for Vesicoureteral reflux

Society issues for Vesicoureteral reflux


Hospitalization statistics for Vesicoureteral reflux: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Vesicoureteral reflux:

  • 0.1% (12,789) of hospital consultant episodes were for obstructive and reflux uropathy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 83% of hospital consultant episodes for obstructive and reflux uropathy required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for obstructive and reflux uropathy were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for obstructive and reflux uropathy were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36% of hospital consultant episodes for obstructive and reflux uropathy required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for obstructive and reflux uropathy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for obstructive and reflux uropathy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Vesicoureteral reflux:

Organs and body systems related to Vesicoureteral reflux include:

Name and Aliases of Vesicoureteral reflux

Main name of condition: Vesicoureteral reflux

Other names or spellings for Vesicoureteral reflux:

urinary reflux, urine reflux, VUR

Vesicoureteric reflux, Vesico-uretero-renal reflux, congenital Source - Diseases Database

Vesicoureteral reflux: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Vesicoureteral reflux:

 

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