Treatment for Urinary Tract Obstructions in Cleveland, OH
The basic function of the kidney is the formation of an ultra-filtrate. Once this occurs, the remaining portions of the urinary tract function is to eliminate urine. When there is a structural impedance to the flow of urine anywhere along that tract, it is described as obstructive uropathy. Obstruction with subsequent hydronephrosis is a common clinical occurrence.
Urinary tract obstruction can result in a wide range of symptoms from asymptomatic to severe renal colic and renal failure. The symptoms depend upon:
- Duration over which the obstruction occurs.
- Unilateral or bilateral obstruction.
- Complete or partial obstruction.
- Etiology of obstruction.
Causes of obstruction
- Meatal stenosis
- Urethral strictures
- Posterior urethral valves
- Ectopic ureters
- Ureterovesical obstruction
- Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
- Spina bifida/Myelo meningiocele
- Vesicoureteral re-flux
- Prostate cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Ureteral stone
- Retroperitoneal fibrosis
- Extrinsic obstruction of ureter
- Neurogenic bladder
- Excretory urography
- Renal flow scan
- Diuretic renal flow scan
- CT scan