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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2003  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109-112

Color doppler ultrasonography: Its role in detection and treatment outcome in infravesical obstruction


Department of Urology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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P B Singh
Department of Urology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005
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Bladder weight and detrusor blood perfusion increases significantly with infravesical obstruction (IVO) and re­lease of obstruction results in reduction of bladder weight and detrusor blood flow. 38 patients with IVO were sub­jected to color Doppler ultrasonography (CD U) to detect the blood flow in the hypertrophied detrusor muscle. Blood flow was detected in 84.5% (Fisher exact probability <0.001). After surgical relief of obstruction, blood flow remained positive in 21.05% patients at 3 months and 13.10% patients at 6 months, which was because of per­sistence of IVO. Color Doppler ultrasonography (CDU) is a simple and non-invasive tool which can help in diag­nosis and follow-up of infravesical obstruction.


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