The clinical significance of renal caliceal diverticulum in children: relation to vesicoureteral reflux.

@article{Amar1975TheCS,
  title={The clinical significance of renal caliceal diverticulum in children: relation to vesicoureteral reflux.},
  author={Amar dev Amar},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1975},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={255-7}
}
Of 250 children with vesicoureteral reflux, 23 had a renal caliceal diverticulum in one or both kidneys. In a third of these 23 children this was the only renal change noted and in the remaining two-thirds other changes of chronic pyelonephritis were seen. The presence of a caliceal diverticulum is evidence that renal damage of some degree is associated with reflux and urinary tract infection, and should be added to existing criteria for investigation of reflux in a child.