What are the symptoms of PUJ obstruction?

What are the symptoms of PUJ obstruction?

Symptoms of UPJ obstructions include:

  • The renal pelvis and/or kidneys are dilated (hydronephrosis)
  • Urinary tract infection.
  • Abdominal mass.
  • Vomiting.
  • Poor growth in infants (failure to thrive)
  • Back pain.
  • Flank pain.

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 causes PUJ obstruction?

Most commonly PUJ obstruction is caused by a congenital weakness in the wall of the junction. Sometimes there is an extra blood vessel pressing on the junction from outside causing or contributing to the obstruction (known as accessory vessel).

How is PUJ obstruction treated?

The standard treatment for pelviureteric junction obstruction is open pyeloplasty. Many individuals with a PUJ obstruction do not realise they have this condition until later in life, when they begin developing symptoms such as pain or develop urinary infections.

How do you get rid of a PUJ obstruction?

What is UVJ obstruction?

Ureterovesical junction (UVJ) obstruction refers to a blockage to this area. The obstruction impedes the flow of urine down to the bladder, causing the urine to back up into and dilate the ureters and kidney ( megaureter and hydronephrosis ).

What is ureterovesical junction obstruction?

Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction is a blockage in the renal pelvis of the kidney. The renal pelvis is located at the upper end of each ureter (tube that drains urine from the kidneys to the bladder). The renal pelvis, which is shaped like a funnel, collects urine. In normal cases, each of the two kidneys has two ureters.

What is ureteropelvic junction obstruction?

Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction is when part of the kidney is blocked. Most often it is blocked at the renal pelvis. This is where the kidney attaches to one of the ureters (the tubes that carry urine to the bladder). The blockage slows or stops the flow of urine out of the kidney. Urine can then build up and damage the kidney.