To evaluate the diagnostic value of orthostatic reaction of upper urinary tract (OR UUT) in vertical IVU. Please click here for PowerPoint slideshow .
Material and methods
In 2001-2005 OR UUT was studied in 461 patients on vertical IVU, in 43 of them IVU was combined with TV- roentgenoscopy (RTV), in 11 IVU was performed after CT with contrastenhancement.
Evaluation of OR UUT allowed to assess the anatomy of UUT on all its extent and the degree of impairment of urodynamic of UUT, caused by different pathological entitles such as stonesof kidneys and ureters, Fraley’s syndrome, crossing of PUJ with renal vessel, obstruction of ureter from outside etc. The results of OR UUT were important for selection of the method oftreatment: conservative therapy, distant lithotripsy, endoscopical or traditional surgical operations.
IVU in vertical position is simple and efficient modality in evaluation of OR UUT. It allows to receive important information, which can not be achieved with such sophisticatedmodalities as US, CTU and MRU.
Vertical IVU is the "gold standard" in evaluation of orthostatic reaction and anatomical condition of upper urinary tract V.M. Builov*, A.V. Borisanov** Road Clinical Hospital of JSC «Russian Railways»*, Regional Oncology Hospital**, Yaroslavl/RUSSIA Presentation
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