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The posterior urethral valve uropathy: Results of treatment


Nineteen children treated for posterior urethral obstruction due to congenital valve in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria, over a 9-year period have been analysed. Their ages ranged from birth to 12 years. Results show that associated kidney pathology may be irreversible even after successful excision of the valve. This determines the final prognosis, which is worse the younger the child at presentation.

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Evbuomwan, I., Okonkwo, C.E.O. & Onuora, V.C. The posterior urethral valve uropathy: Results of treatment. Indian J Pediatr 61, 351–356 (1994).

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  • Urethral obstruction
  • Congenital valve