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Intravenous urography in children and youth

Abstract

This report derives from Tromsoe in northern Norway. In a retrospective study of the indications for intravenous urography (IU) and the findings at IU in 740 patients (451 girls and 289 boys) aged 0–19 years, we found that urinary tract infections accounted for 69.4% of the IU in females 30.1% of the IU in males, most often seen in the youngest patients. The pathological findings most frequently seen were anomalies (17 females and 10 males) and urinary tract obstruction (3 females and 15 males). The present study indicates the following: first, that the yield of IU in the primary investigation of children and youth suffering from enuresis and non-specific abdominal disturbancies is small; and second, that the use of IU in children and youth with urinary tract infection and haematuria should be questioned and reconsidered.

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Pedersen, H.K., Gudmundsen, T.E., Østensen, H. et al. Intravenous urography in children and youth. Pediatr Radiol 17, 463–466 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02388279

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Retrospective Study
  • Urinary Tract
  • Tract Infection
  • Young Patient