Definitions for "Vesicoureteral reflux"
Keywords:  ureter, vur, bladder, urine, reflux
backward flow of urine from the ureter back into the kidney.
Condition in which urine flows backward from the bladder into the ureters and kidneys. Because the bladder empties poorly, a urinary tract infection may result, possibly leading to chronic pyelonephritis and even to kidney damage. See Pyelonephritis. The reflux may be caused by a congenital defect, a bladder infection or a neurogenic bladder. Sometimes cause is unknown. Treatment includes administration of antibiotics. Rarely, surgery may be required.
a backflow of urine from the bladder into the ureter