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Lower abdominal mass in a 16-year old adolescent: an unusual presentation of posterior urethral valves.
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PMID:  21470520     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Posterior urethral valves (PUV) are now commonly suspected on antenatal ultrasound, but can present with a broad spectrum of severity postnatally. Rarely, the diagnosis is missed until adolescence or adulthood when the patient usually presents with lower urinary tract symptoms. We describe an even rarer case of PUV in an adolescent who first presented with renal failure and a palpable lower abdominal mass due to urinary retention. We review the literature on presentation, natural history and outcomes of both early and late presenting PUV cases.
Authors:
Niki Kanaroglou; Luis Hp Braga; Peter Massaro; Keith Lau; Jorge Demaria
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1911-6470     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Urol Assoc J     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-07     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2011-07-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101312644     Medline TA:  Can Urol Assoc J     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E1-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Urology, McMaster Children's Hospital, Hamilton, ON.
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