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UPJ Obstruction

Alternate Names : Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction, PUJ Obstruction, Pelvo-Uretero Junction Obstruction

UPJ Obstruction | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

There is no known prevention for this condition. However, if UPJ is due to a kidney stone, it may be helpful for a person to drink plenty of fluids.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Chronic obstruction can lead to the gradual loss of kidney function. Urinary tract infections are common with UPJ. They can be serious when this condition is present. Also, kidney stones are prone to form in the urine that collects in the urinary tract when there is a blockage.

What are the risks to others?

There are no risks to others, as UPJ obstruction is not contagious.

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UPJ Obstruction: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Stuart Wolf, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 07/05/01

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