Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of 1 case of vesicoureteral reflux

Tao Zhang, Shali Wu


Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is defined as a retrograde flow of urine from the urinary bladder to the kidneys. VUR can lead to renal damage in presence of urinary tract infection. In this case report, we performed prenatal ultrasound diagnosis to identify VUR of a fetus. Furthermore, this VUR case was confirmed by postnatal micturating cystourethrogram (MCUG). Hence, prenatal ultrasound detection of VUR is considered to be useful because it may provide us evidence to design therapeutic strategy to prevent potential renal damage as early as possible.