Definition of obstructive uropathy

What is congenital obstructive uropathy?

Congenital obstructive uropathy is compromised urine flow and transport that begins in utero, impairing fetal renal development and function.

Congenital obstructive uropathies represent a major cause of renal failure in infants and children.

The importance of early diagnosis

Obstructive uropathy is a common entity and an important disorder that may cause kidney failure during childhood.

The management of obstructive uropathy in children is important since the long-term outcomes may cause significant effects like hypertension, growth failure, recurrent urinary tract infections, and eventual kidney failure.

To achieve good clinical outcomes through careful management, a multidisciplinary approach followed by a paediatric nephrologist, paediatric urologist, and the child’s primary physician is imperative.

Obstructive uropathies | 1. Basics of obstructive uropathy
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