Hydronephrosis

Distension (by urine) of that part of the kidney (termed the kidney pelvis) that collects the urine. The urine would normally pass down the ureter to the bladder. The distension results from obstruction of the ureter. Obstruction of the ureter causes renal failure, so renal failure was the probable cause of death. There are many causes of obstructi … ...

Hydronephrosis

Hydronephrosis — literally `water inside the kidney` — refers to distension and dilation of the renal pelvis and calyces, usually caused by obstruction of the free flow of urine from the kidney. Untreated, it leads to progressive atrophy of the kidney. In cases of hydroureteronephrosis, there is distention of both the ureter and the renal pe.....
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Hydronephrosis

• (n.) An accumulation of urine in the pelvis of the kidney, occasioned by obstruction in the urinary passages.
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hydronephrosis

<nephrology> Abnormal enlargement of a kidney, may occur secondary to acute ureteral obstruction (kidney stone) or chronic kidney disease. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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hydronephrosis

(from the article `renal system disease`) ...amounts of urine when obstruction is intermittent, and to a mass in the kidney when obstruction persists. As the renal pelvis swells, the renal ...
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hydronephrosis

(hi″dro-nә-fro´sis) distention of the renal pelvis and calices with urine as a result of obstruction or atrophy of the urinary tract. Symptoms include recurrent pain in the kidney region, pus and blood in the urine, and fever if infection develops. If both kidneys are involved, there will be uremia as the fu...
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Hydronephrosis

Hy`dro·ne·phro'sis noun [ New Latin , Greek 'y`dwr water + ... a kidney.] (Medicine) An accumulation of urine in the pelvis of the kidney, occasioned by obstruction in the urinary passages.
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Hydronephrosis

A build up of urine in the kidney. This can happen if one of the ureters (the tubes that go from each kidney to the bladder) becomes blocked.
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hydronephrosis

Abnormal enlargement of a kidney, which may be caused by blockage of the ureter (such as by a kidney stone) or chronic kidney disease that prevents urine from draining into the bladder.
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Hydronephrosis

dilatation and distension of the pelvis of the kidney. It is due to an obstruction of the free flow of the urine from the kidney. An obstruction at or below the neck of the bladder will result in hydronephrosis of both kidneys.
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Hydronephrosis

Distension of the kidney due to obstruction, reflux or a congenital abnormality
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hydronephrosis

hydronephrosis The accumulation of urine in and distension of the renal pelvis and calyces due to obstructed out-flow.
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Hydronephrosis

Our Hydronephrosis Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Hydronephrosis Hydronephrosis: Distention of the kidney with urine. Due to obstruction of urine outflow (for example, by a stone blocking the ureter, the tube going from the kidney to the bladder).
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hydronephrosis

Type: Term Pronunciation: hī′drō-ne-frō′sis Definitions: 1. Dilation of the pelvis and calyces of one or both kidneys. This may result from obstruction to the flow of urine, vesicoureteral reflux, or it may be a primary congenital deformity without an apparent cause. Synonyms: pelvocaliectasis, pyeloureterectasis &n...
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hydronephrosis

[n] - accumulation of urine in the kidney because of an obstruction in the ureter
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