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Urinary tract obstruction

Muhammad M. Yaqoob and Islam Junaid

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.2117

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Urinary tract obstruction

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Obstructive nephropathy can manifest as either a sudden or an insidious decline in renal function, which can be can halted or even reversed by relief of obstruction. Obstruction can be due to anatomical or functional abnormalities of the urethra, bladder, ureter, or renal pelvis, which may be congenital or acquired, and it can also occur as a consequence of diseases extrinsic to the urinary tract. Although dilatation of the outflow system proximal to the site of obstruction is a characteristic finding, widening of the ureter and/or pelvicalyceal system does not necessarily indicate the presence of obstruction, and flow may be obstructed without such dilatation....

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Subjects: Nephrology

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