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Endoscopic Teflon Therapy for Vesicoureteral Reflux

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Endoscopic Teflon Therapy for Vesicoureteral Reflux

What is Endoscopic Teflon Therapy for Vesicoureteral Reflux?

Endoscopic Teflon therapy for vesicoureteral reflux involves inserting a narrow lighted instrument with a video camera on one end into the urethra and bladder. A bulking agent is then injected around the opening of the defective ureter in order to prevent backflow of urine.

Also Known As:

  • VUR
  • VUR treatment
  • Endoscopic vesicoureteral reflux repair
  • Vesicoureteral reflux surgery

Conditions Treated with Endoscopic Teflon Therapy for Vesicoureteral Reflux:

Endoscopic Teflon therapy for vesicoureteral reflux may be utilized to treat vesicoureteral reflux, which is characterized by urine backing up from the bladder into the kidneys and urethra. It can also be used in cases of recurrent urinary tract infections.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Endoscopic Teflon Therapy for Vesicoureteral Reflux:

A non-surgical alternative to endoscopic Teflon therapy for vesicoureteral reflux is antibiotics. In some cases, vesicoureteral reflux resolves on its own. Laparoscopic and open vesicoureteral reflux repair are surgical alternatives to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Endoscopic Teflon Therapy for Vesicoureteral Reflux:

Endoscopic Teflon therapy for vesicoureteral reflux is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Endoscopic Teflon Therapy for Vesicoureteral Reflux:

Possible risks following endoscopic Teflon therapy for vesicoureteral reflux include infection, perforation of the bladder or urethra and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. In some cases, a repeat surgery is needed.

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