Adolescent Presentation of Posterior Urethral Valves

Roni Manyevitch, Wayland J. Wu, Rachel Davis, Hiten D. Patel, Heather N. Di Carlo, John P. Gearhart

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Posterior urethral valves (PUVs) present clinically across a varied spectrum, ranging from severe obstruction with massive distension of the bladder and upper urinary tracts in the fetus, to a much more indolent course with minor secondary changes in the young or older child. Type III (diaphragm) PUVs are relatively uncommon, and are associated with difficulty in passing a transurethral catheter into the bladder as well as smooth dilation of the bladder. The following case examines the unusual experiences of both diagnosing PUVs in a teenager, and capturing visual evidence of type III valves during cystourethroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1-e2
StatePublished - Feb 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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