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
A condition where urine is able to travel from the bladder back up to the kidney. May increase the risk of kidney infections.
the abnormal flow of urine from the bladder back into the ureters; often as a result of a urinary tract infection or birth defect.
Condition of the urinary bladder in children, which leads to the valve that counteracts the leakage of urine back up into the kidneys not working.
Also referred to as VUR. An abnormal condition in which urine backs up from the bladder into the ureters and occasionally into the kidneys, raising the risk of infection.
Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is an abnormal movement of urine from the bladder into ureters or kidneys. Urine normally travels from the kidneys via the ureters to the bladder. In vesicoureteral reflux the direction of urine flow is reversed (retrograde).