Late Onset Ureteric Obstruction After Endoscopic Subureteric Injection of Calcium Hydroxyapatite for Primary Vesicoureteric Reflux

Antonio Zaccara, Marco Castagnetti, Francesco Beniamin, Waifro Rigamonti

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Abstract

Ureteric obstruction occurs in about 1% of cases undergoing endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteric reflux (VUR). It usually develops shortly after treatment. We report on a case of obstruction occurring 1 year after subureteric injection of calcium hydroxyapatite. Obstruction was progressive and eventually required open ureteric reimplantation. Ureteric obstruction can occur also in the long-term after endoscopic treatment of VUR and even in the absence of symptoms. Although it is so rare as to make long-term follow-up of all treated cases cost ineffective, physicians should be aware of such complications, especially while testing new bulking agents.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUrology
Volume70
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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