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Evaluation of intermittent drainage of the renal pelvis as seen in the isotope renogram.
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PMID:  2721128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intermittent drainage (ID) of the renal pelvis is probably due to episodes of aperistalsis in the pelvo-calyceal system. The incidence of ID in adult patients referred for renography for various nephro-urological conditions was found to be 4.5%. Presence of ID was not related to sex or age but more common at a low urine flow. It was then usually bilateral and interpreted as a normal phenomenon. If the urine flow at the renographic examination exceeded 2 ml min-1, ID was typically unilateral and there was often a history of obstructive uropathy and dilatation of the renal pelvis. However, there were no signs of obstruction or flank pains in connection with the recording of ID and follow-up studies did not disclose any deterioration of renal function. It is concluded that ID seen at renography during diuresis should not be regarded as evidence of obstruction of pelvic outflow but merely as an indication of a dilated upper urinary tract.
G Granerus; K Måre; L Sohtell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical physiology (Oxford, England)     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0144-5979     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Physiol     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-29     Completed Date:  1989-06-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309768     Medline TA:  Clin Physiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Physiology, Gothenburg University, Sahlgrenska Hospital, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Follow-Up Studies
Glomerular Filtration Rate
Iodohippuric Acid / diagnostic use
Kidney Pelvis / radionuclide imaging*
Middle Aged
Radioisotope Renography*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
147-58-0/Iodohippuric Acid

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