Is PUJ obstruction serious?

Is PUJ obstruction serious?

Because the obstruction is affected by blood flow the problem might stop and start, depending on how much blood is going through the vessel. PUJ obstruction can cause pain, repeated urine infections and damage to the affected kidney, but often there are no symptoms at all.

What is Pelvi ureteric junction obstruction?

Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction is a blockage in the area that connects the renal pelvis (part of the kidney) to one of the tubes (ureters) that move urine to the bladder. It generally occurs when a baby is still growing in the womb. This is called a congenital condition (present from birth).

How serious is a UPJ obstruction?

If undiagnosed or left untreated, chronic UPJ obstruction can lead to significant kidney damage and the gradual loss of kidney function. This is especially true of patients who are diagnosed later in life. Urinary tract infections become common and can be more serious than usual.

Can UPJ cause kidney failure?

In UPJ obstruction, the flow of urine is slowed or stopped completely. This raises the risk of kidney damage. In most cases of UPJ obstruction, only one of the kidneys is affected.

Is pyeloplasty a minor surgery?

Laparoscopic pyeloplasty is performed under general anesthesia. The typical length of the operation is three to four hours.

What is Pelvi ureteric?

Definition. One of the main jobs of the kidney is to filter the blood, and then these waste products go via urine to the bladder. The urine leaves the kidney, enters the renal pelvis, and then passes into the ureter through a funnel called the pelvi-ureteric junction(PUJ).

What is Pelvocaliectasis?

Pelvicaliectasis is a term used to describe a dilated renal pelvis and calyces. It is not synonymous with the word hydronephrosis. Hydronephrosis is a term used to describe a dilated renal pelvis and calyces that are specifically caused by an obstructive process.

What is Pujo in urology?

Urine produced by the kidney is transiently stored in the renal pelvis before travelling down the ureter towards the bladder.