Posterior Urethral Valves

Abhishek Seth, Chester J. Koh, Aylin N. Bilgutay, David A. Diamond

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The purpose of this chapter is to review the literature on posterior urethral valves (PUVs) and to provide a succinct, yet comprehensive summary thereof, focusing on patient presentation, diagnosis, management, and outcomes. A directed PUBMED literature review of PUVs was performed, with emphasis placed on clinically relevant articles that might guide the clinician in the evaluation and management of patients. Key points are discussed herein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPediatric Urology
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783662435670
ISBN (Print)9783662435663
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Congenital urethral obstruction
  • Endoscopic ablation
  • Endoscopic resection
  • Lower urinary tract obstruction
  • Male
  • Posterior urethral valve (PUV)
  • Transurethral ablation
  • Transurethral resection
  • Urethra

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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