Posterior urethral valves and Down syndrome

  • J Lazarus
  • A Theron
  • S Smit

Abstract

The broad range of renal and urinary tract abnormalities associated with Down syndrome are not well known. We present two cases from a single institution of posterior urethral valves associated with Down syndrome. The cases illustrate the potential for delayed diagnosis and the management challenges. The literature is reviewed and a discussion of the need to screen Down syndrome children for urinary tract anomalies is presented.

Keywords: Posterior urethral valves; Down syndrome

Published
2016-01-18
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Articles

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