Posterior urethral valves are a congenital anomaly of the male urinary tract in which abnormal folds of tissue develop within the posterior urethra, causing partial or complete obstruction of urine flow. This condition primarily affects males and is present from birth.
- Difficulty in urination: The presence of valves can hinder urine flow, causing difficulty in urination and a weak urine stream.
- Recurrent urinary tract infections: Valve obstruction can promote the accumulation of bacteria in the urethra and bladder, increasing the risk of urinary tract infections.
- Abdominal pain or discomfort: Urinary obstruction can cause pain or discomfort in the abdominal region or lower trunk.
- Delayed renal development: If left untreated, posterior urethral valves can cause progressive kidney damage, leading to delayed renal development.
To understand the most appropriate treatment for posterior urethral valves, it is advisable to schedule an appointment with Professor Christian Gozzi for a specialized consultation.