Excel Hospital
  • What is Pyeloplasty?

    • A Pyeloplasty is the removal or repair of a stricture (narrowing) from the upper part of the ureter (a hollow muscular tube approximately 25cm long that transports urine from the kidney to the bladder).
    • Failure to repair this abnormality usually results in substantial damage to the kidney tissue that can progress to kidney failure if left untreated.

  • Risk Factors

    • Common in children
    • Occasional in adults

  • Symptoms

    • Abdominal mass
    • Urosepsis
    • Failure to thrive
    • Flank pain or mass
    • Hematuria
    • Nausea and vomiting

  • Indications for Pyeloplasty/h3>

    • Uretero-pelvic junction obstruction
    • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
    • Pyelonephritis
    • Ipsilateral Nephrolithiasis
    • Deterioration in Renal function

  • Diagnosis

    • Blood test
    • Urine test
    • X-Ray
    • ECG
    • Sonography
    • Intra-venous pyelogram

  • Complications

    • Excessive bleeding
    • Infection
    • Potential urine leak
    • Incisional hernia
    • Recurrent obstruction