How To Treat Hydronephrosis In Children?
Morning doctor, the results of ultrasound, urine, kidney function tests and ct scans of my child showed that my child was diagnosed with left kidney hydronephrosis suspect pelvicureteric junction obstruction kir, what is the cause and is it dangerous? My son had never previously complained of pain in his left waist or left stomach, but 3 weeks ago he had abdominal pain and vomited non-stop throughout the day, finally I took him to the hospital, had a radiological examination, just found out, maybe if I didn’t take him to hospital … I didn’t know that. Please explain,
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Hydronephrosis is an enlarged kidney because the urine produced by the kidneys cannot flow out of the kidneys and accumulates in the kidneys due to a blockage in the urinary outlet. This accumulation of urine in the kidneys will cause dilation of the pelviks and caliks of the kidneys and if the blockage continues, the kidneys themselves will enlarge in size and there can be interference with kidney function.
The causes of hydronephrosis can be various, the following are some of the causes of hydronephrosis in children:
Vesicoureteral reflux, which is the return of urine from the bladder to the kidneys, can be caused by a congenital abnormality in the ureter (the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder) or in the bladder. Obstruction or blockage in the urinary tract, can occur at the uretropelvic junction (UPJ), ureterovesical junction (UVJ), or in the urethra (urinary outlet), can also be caused by ureterocele (blockage like a balloon at the end of the ureter) Idiopathic or unknown cause Obstruction UPJ in children usually occurs because of congenital abnormalities (congenital abnormalities). If the obstruction is mild and the hydronephrosis that occurs is also mild, this condition can get better on its own without therapy. The child will usually be monitored every few months. If the obstruction is severe and the hydronephrosis is severe, surgery can be performed to remove the existing blockage.
It is recommended that you further discuss your child's disease with the urologist who treats your child so that you can explain in more depth the condition and severity of the obstruction and hydronephrosis that occurs, as well as the most suitable therapy for your child.
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