Videourodynamics combined with contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography – a new method in pediatric nephro-urology

The aim of this paper is to show videourodynamics combined with contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography, which has been used at our institution for four years now. This method does not use ionizing radiation and is highly sensitive for vesicoureteral refl ux. During examination, we can simultaneously monitor function of the lower urinary tract, the presence and degree of refl ux, intravesical pressure and the volume at which refl ux occurs, all of these being important for planning of treatment and providing prognosis. We analyze the advantages and disadvantages of this method compared to standard x-ray, and describe the technique of examination.
Keywords: urodynamics; children; vesico-ureteral reflux
Category: Review
Volume: Vol. 60, No 2, april - june 2016
Authors: A. Cvitković Roić, I. Palčić, A. Jaklin Kekez, G. Roić
Reference work: Paediatr Croat. 2016;60:64-9

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