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IJCRR. 2014; 6(24): 01-06


VESICOURETERAL REFLUX PRESENTATION AND MANAGEMENT AMONG CHILDREN AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN SOUTHWESTERN REGION, SAUDI ARABIA

Abdullah A. Muzallef, Ali M. Alsuheel, Ayed A. Shati, Saleh M. Al-Qahtani, Zainah A. Sabr, Safa M. Al-Haider, Ahmed H. Almathami.

Abstract
Objective: Studying the medically and surgically outcome of Vesicoureteral reflux among pediatric patients in Aseer region.
Methodology: This is a retrospective study. We reviewed and analyzed all files for VUR patients who attended the Aseer Central
Hospital (ACH) during the period from January 2007 till December 2011. A total of 48 VUR patients were registered.
Results: More than half of children with VUR were females (56.3%). The age of these cases ranged from one month to 10 years.
Most of these cases were diagnosed at the age of 1-5 years (52.1%), with a mean +SD of 3.93+2.87 years.
Conclusions: VUR affects girls more than boys in Aseer Region, starting as early as the first days of life, indicating its congenital
etiology. The main presentation for these children is UTI.

Key words: Vesicoureteral reflux, Children, Endoscopic deflux injection, Aseer, KSA



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