Classifying Obstructive Uropathy

The different classifications of obstructive uropathy can be broken down as follows:

  • Based on site of obstruction :
    - Upper UTO
    - Lower UTO
  • Chronicity :
    - Acute
    - Chronic
  • Unilateral / Bilateral
  • Complete / Partial or Incomplete

Upper and Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction Explained

Classified as an obstruction at the level of:
- Renal pelvis
- Upper part of the ureters

Take a closer look:

- Pelviureteric Junction, also referred to as “ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction".

Classified as an obstruction at the level of:
- Lower ureter
- Urinary bladder
- Urethra

Take a closer look:
- Ureterovesical junction: (UVJ) obstruction, ureterocele
- Bladder: Neuropathic bladder
- Posterior urethra: Posterior urethral valve
- Urethral stenosis and atresia

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