Pyeloplasty improves renal function and somatic growth in children with ureteropelvic junction obstruction.

@article{Tapia1995PyeloplastyIR,
  title={Pyeloplasty improves renal function and somatic growth in children with ureteropelvic junction obstruction.},
  author={Juan Tapia and Ricardo Uribe Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1995},
  volume={154 1},
  pages={218-22}
}
We studied the systemic effects of pyeloplasty in 38 children with unilateral ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Mean patient age at surgery was 2.5 years and 22 patients were age 1 year or younger. Mean followup was 18 months. We recorded serum creatinine levels, glomerular filtration rate calculated by the Schwartz formula body growth, the degree of dilatation and the excretory curve of the diuresis renogram. Pyeloplasty was effective in decreasing the degree of ultrasonographic dilatation… CONTINUE READING