Korean J Urol.  1968 Dec;9(4):215-221.

Clinical Observation on the Non-calculous Obstruction at the Ureteropelvic Juncture

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  • 1Department of Urology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

A clinical observation was made on the obstruction at the ureteropelvic Juncture of the inpatient in the Department of Urology. Seoul National University Hospital during the period September, 1961 through August, 1968 and the following results were observed. 1. Of 1824 cases hospitalized, 33 cases werehydronephrosis of non-calculous origin. Among the 33 cages 10 were obstruction ofthe ureteropelvic juncture giving a rate of 30.3%. Age distribution ranged from 4to 48 years with average of 26 years. 2. As to the origin of the obstruction, 5 cases were due to aberrant vessel one congenital stricture one fibrous band and one fibrosis, respectively. The causes were unknown in 2 cases. 3. The most common complaints were pain on the involved site in 8 cases. Palpable mass, gastrointestinal trouble and general weakness were found in 6 cases. Loss of weight and pollakisuria were noted in 3 cases. Hypertension. hematuria, fever andedema were found respectively in one case. 4. All cases including two which showed non-function on IVP showed markedly dilated pelvis and marked narrowing ofthe ureteropelvic juncture. 5. Nephrectomy was performed in 5 cases, removal of aberrant vessel in 2, ureteroplasty in one and ureteral dilation with contralateral nephrectomy in 2.

Keyword

non calculus obstruction; ureteropelvic juncture

MeSH Terms

Age Distribution
Constriction, Pathologic
Fever
Fibrosis
Hematuria
Humans
Hypertension
Inpatients
Nephrectomy
Pelvis
Seoul
Ureter
Urology
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