Mar 14, 2018 · This type is commonly seen as vesicoureteral reflux in adults. In secondary vesicoureteral reflux in adults, a bladder infection can trigger swelling of the ureters, which in turn causes the urine to flow back to the kidneys. This often needs treatment.Occupation: MD,FFARCSI. In this Article. Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is when the flow of urine goes the wrong way. This condition is more common among infants and young children. Urine, which is the liquid waste product from your body, normally flows one way. It travels down from the kidneys, then into tubes called the ureters and gets stored in your bladder.
However estimates are that VUR occurs in about 10 of every 100 healthy children. It is not contagious. In most children, reflux is the result of a birth defect. Vesicoureteral reflux is the abnormal backflow of urine from the bladder into the ureter and up to the kidney. The majority of the time this is a condition with which a child is born. It is caused by an abnormal entry of the ureter into the bladder.
Primary vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is the commonest congenital urological abnormality in children, which has been associated with an increased risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) and renal scarring, also called reflux nephropathy (RN). In children, RN is diagnosed mostly after UTI (acquired RN) or during follow-up for antenatally diagnosed hydronephrosis with no prior UTI (congenital RN).Cited by: 75. From December 2005 and September 2009, 27 postpubertal patients (3 males and 24 females) were prospectively enrolled and treated endoscopically with an injection of a bulking agent. The inclusion criteria were a diagnosis of VUR using VCUG, age ≥12 years, recurrent pyelonephritis, and a clinical history of VUR.Cited by: 9.