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The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2002 December;46(4):295-303

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Obstructive uropathy

O’Reilly P. H.

Department of Urology, Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, Cheshire, UK


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Obstruc­tive urop­athy ­refers to the con­di­tion of obstruc­tion to ­urine ­flow ­from the ­kidney to the ­bladder. ­Such obstruc­tion may be ­acute or ­chronic, com­plete or incom­plete, and uni­lat­eral or bilat­eral. It has ­many ­diverse ­causes ­each ­with ­their own spe­cific fea­tures and yet ­each pro­ducing sim­ilar dis­tur­bances to ­renal func­tion and ­urine ­flow. ­This ­paper dis­cusses the ­unique ­role of ­nuclear med­i­cine tech­niques in the diag­nosis and man­age­ment of uri­nary ­tract obstruc­tion in cur­rent uro­log­ical prac­tice.

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