Radioisotopic transit parameters in obstruction of pelviureteral junction.

Abstract:

:Cortical and whole kidney radionuclide transit parameters were studied in 16 patients who underwent a pyeloplasty for unilateral pelviureteral junction (PUJ) obstruction. As expected, the whole kidney mean transit time was found to be very sensitive but, due to the low specificity, not very helpful in the distinction between obstructed and nonobstructed kidneys. The cortical transit reflected, in some cases, the favorable surgical outcome. In other cases, however, it could not be considered as a reliable parameter of the clinical status, since it was found to be normal preoperatively and prolonged postoperatively in patients whose parenchymal function improved significantly after surgery and who had their clinical symptoms relieved.

journal_name

Urology

journal_title

Urology

authors

Verboven M,Achten R,Keuppens F,Jonckheer M,Piepsz A

doi

10.1016/0090-4295(88)90249-x

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1988-10-01 00:00:00

pages

370-4

issue

4

eissn

0090-4295

issn

1527-9995

pii

0090-4295(88)90249-X

journal_volume

32

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