Pediatric Ureterovesical Junction Obstruction (UVJ)

Pediatric Ureterovesical Junction Obstruction (UVJ)

Pediatric Ureterovesical Junction Obstruction (UVJ)

Ureterovesical junction (UVJ) obstruction occurs when the ureter (tube that drains urine from the kidney to the bladder) is blocked at the bladder.

Dallas

214-456-2444
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Suite F4300

Plano

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Suite P1100

Park Cities

469-488-7000
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Suite 106

South Rockwall

214-867-7400
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Suite 233

Tyler

214-456-2444
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Medical Arts Plaza Building

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What is a Pediatric Ureterovesical Junction Obstruction (UVJ)?

The ureterovesical junction is located where the ureter (tube that drains urine from the kidney to the bladder) meets the bladder.

Ureterovesical junction (UVJ) obstruction means that there is blockage in this area. Therefore, urine backs up into the ureters and into the kidneys – known as hydronephrosis – and causes swelling and associated problems.

What are the signs and symptoms of a Pediatric Ureterovesical Junction Obstruction (UVJ)?

What are the causes of a Pediatric Ureterovesical Junction Obstruction (UVJ)?

UVJ obstruction occurs during fetal development, and the cause may be:

  • Benign polyp (non-cancerous lump that forms on an organ)
  • Infection
  • Kidney stones
  • Scar tissue

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