Vesicoureteral reflux in the adult. I. Factors in pathogenesis

R. S. Malek, J. P. Svensson, Vicente Torres

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The morphologic and functional findings in 67 adults with primary bilateral vesicoureteral reflux were analyzed. A significant correlation was found between the severity of vesicoureteral reflux and the extent of renal scarring but the position and shape of the ureteral orifices did not influence the degree of reflux or scarring. Large bladder capacity was a common finding, especially in patients with residual urine or with renal insufficiency. However, bladder capacity did not correlate with the grade of vesicoureteral reflux. Patient age at the time of the first recognized urinary tract infection, and the frequency and pattern of subsequent infections did not have any influence on the severity of the renal scarring. The interpretation of these findings in the light of the current hypotheses on the pathogenesis of reflux nephropathy is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume130
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1983

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Vesico-Ureteral Reflux
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Urinary Bladder
Kidney
Urinary Tract Infections
Renal Insufficiency
Urine
Infection

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Vesicoureteral reflux in the adult. I. Factors in pathogenesis. / Malek, R. S.; Svensson, J. P.; Torres, Vicente.

In: Journal of Urology, Vol. 130, No. 1, 1983, p. 37-40.

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Malek, RS, Svensson, JP & Torres, V 1983, 'Vesicoureteral reflux in the adult. I. Factors in pathogenesis', Journal of Urology, vol. 130, no. 1, pp. 37-40.
Malek, R. S. ; Svensson, J. P. ; Torres, Vicente. / Vesicoureteral reflux in the adult. I. Factors in pathogenesis. In: Journal of Urology. 1983 ; Vol. 130, No. 1. pp. 37-40.
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