Congenital renal damage associated with primary vesicoureteral reflux detected prenatally in male infants.

@article{Marra1994CongenitalRD,
  title={Congenital renal damage associated with primary vesicoureteral reflux detected prenatally in male infants.},
  author={Giuseppina Marra and Gustavo Barbieri and Carlo Alberto Dell'agnola and M. L. Caccamo and Maria Rita Castellani and Baroukh Maurice Assael},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1994},
  volume={124 5 Pt 1},
  pages={726-30}
}
To assess the course of vesicoureteral reflux, we performed cystography, renal scintigraphy, and urography in all neonates with the prenatal diagnosis of renal pelvic dilation and revealed the presence of primary reflux (grades I to V) in 27 cases. Higher grades of reflux were associated with congenital renal damage, as shown by reduced tracer uptake during scintigraphy. Reflux was diagnosed more frequently in male infants (male/female ratio, 6:1), in many of whom bladder abnormalities were… CONTINUE READING

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