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Posterior urethral valves (PUV) are congenital obstructing membrane or leaflets that are located within the posterior urethra associated with significant obstruction of the male bladder, restricting normal bladder emptying.
occurs in pregnancies.
The prognosis of PUV is variable depending on the degree of severity of the obstruction.
The worst prognostic criteria are:
Approximately one-third of patients born with PUV progress to end-stage renal disease.