Under such a pathological condition as pyeloectasia meant expansion of the renal pelvis. This disease is much more common in boys than in girls. Pathological changes may be small (moderate pyelectasia) and fairly extensive.
It is important! Kidney disease, can affect both pyelectasia one (right-sided and left-sided pyelectasia) or both kidneys. Mild forms pyeloectasia most often disappear on their own, and heavy almost always require surgery.
What are the renal pelvis?
Renal pelvis called a special cavity in which urine is collected. Of the pelvis urine enters the ureters, and which is delivered directly into the bladder.
On emergence pyeloectasia can affect genetic predisposition, or whether adverse toxic effects on the mother and fetus during gestation. In cases where the way of the natural flow of urine occurs obstacle, the urine accumulates over this obstacle, this is what leads to the expansion of renal pelvis.
Is it dangerous to the existence pyeloectasia?
It is important! Moderate renal pyelectasia, in most cases, has no negative impact on the future health of the child. During pregnancy there is an independent disappearance of moderate expansion of the renal pelvis.
The presence of a pronounced pyeloectasia (over 10mm) can talk about the progressive difficulty of outflow of urine from the kidney. This pathological process is characterized by progressive nature, leads to atrophy of the kidney, flattened and reduced kidney function.
It should be noted, and the fact that the violation of the outflow of urine is often complemented by the addition of pyelonephritis (kidney inflammation), it significantly impairs health state.
Is it necessary to conduct a survey of the child after birth for the presence pyeloectasia? Moderate renal pyelectasia most children spontaneously disappears amid growing organs and urinary system.
With moderate during pyeloectasia enough to have regular ultrasound every 3 months after the birth of the baby.
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With the progression degree pyeloectasia shown more detailed urological examination.
Also, there is a surgical procedure, which eliminates an obstacle for the flow of urine. Certain surgical procedures are successfully carried out using endoscopic techniques - without open surgery, use miniature instruments, which are introduced directly through the urethra.
What should be alerted?
During the US) there is a characteristic change in the size of the pelvis (before and after urination)
pelvis size usually reaches or exceeds 7 mm;
pelvis size has changed over the years.
Information about possible complications
atrophy of the kidney;
decreased renal function;
kidney sclerosis (condition characterized withering away renal tissue).
Therapy Kidney pyeloectasia
Tactics of treatment determined exclusively by a specialist - a urologist, the selection of treatment is based on the results of the research. In
It is important! The main task is to address the underlying causes of the disease.
Particular attention should be paid to prevention pieloektazii- compliance guidelines during pregnancy, and restrict the use of liquid, as well as full and timely treatment of related diseases. It is much easier to prevent the development of pathological process, rather than after a long and painful struggle with various complications.