Profile of boys with posterior urethral valves from a tertiary care center in a developing country
Introduction: Posterior urethral valves (PUVs) are the most common cause of obstructive uropathy in boys. While most patients
in developed countries are diagnosed in the antenatal period, our patients often present late which adversely affects their outcome.
This retrospective study was aimed to study the clinical profile of boys with PUV at follow-up. Methods: Records of 45 boys
with PUV who were in follow-up for at least 1-year were retrieved between February and December 2015. Age of presentation,
signs and symptoms, anthropometry, radiological findings, surgical interventions, and biochemical investigations were recorded
in a pre-structured pro forma. The data were later analyzed on an Excel spreadsheet. Results: The mean age at the diagnosis
of PUV was 16
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