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Radionuclide Voiding Cystography

  • U. V. Willi
  • S. T. Treves

Abstract

Study of the ureters and bladder in pediatric nuclear medicine is limited to the use of radionuclide cystography for evaluation of suspected vesicoureteric reflux. This failure of the ureterovesical valve mechanism may be caused by a congenital variation, pathologic process, or immaturity that distorts the anatomy or function of the ureterovesical junction. The principal longterm consequence of vesicoureteric reflux of infected urine is the development of pyelonephritic scars that in turn may lead to hypertension and chronic renal failure.

Keywords

Renal Pelvis Vesicoureteric Reflux Bladder Capacity Bladder Volume Intravesical Pressure 
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  • S. T. Treves

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