What is posterior urethral valves in newborns?

How are posterior urethral valves (PUV) treated in newborns?

The condition is often treated just after birth. The main treatment is surgery to remove the extra folds of tissue in the urethra. It's done with a thin, lighted viewing tool (cystoscope). Then the extra tissue is removed. A newborn with PUV will likely need ongoing care for bladder and kidney problems.

What are posterior urethral valves (PUV) in newborns?

Posterior urethral valves (PUV) are a condition that prevents normal urine flow from the bladder through the penis. PUV occurs when babies are born with extra tissue in the urethra. (It's the tube that carries urine from the bladder.) That tissue blocks urine flow. This can cause ongoing problems with the bladder and kidneys.

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