Endopyelotomy procedure helps to treat the obstructions in ureteropelvic junction. When urine collects in the funnel-part of the kidney and refuses to smoothly pass out through connected tubes to the bladder, it gives rises to uneasiness and discomfort. The ideal candidates for Endopyelotomy are those suffering from defects of the kidneys, fibrous scarring inside the kidney walls, etc.
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Endopyelotomy is used for the treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJ). It is a condition described by the narrowing of the lower part of the kidney that connects to the bladder with tubes called ureters.
Although, the exact cause of blockage in the funnel-shaped part of the kidney is not yet known, but certain reasons like other surgical interventions (renal stone disease), or obstructive lesions can cause the problem. Other causes for ureteropelvic junction obstruction include abnormalities like fibrous scarring, horseshoe kidney, and any interruption in blood vessels.
UPJ obstruction is a common symptom that arises in babies while in their mother’s wombs. The blockage causes thinning of the area between the lower parts of the kidney to the ureter, thus damaging the kidney due to urine build up.
The signs and symptoms of ureteropelvic junction obstruction are blood in the urine, back pain, poor growth in infants, kidney infection, lump in the abdomen, vomiting, urinary tract infection, etc. In some patients, the indications are stronger that could badly affect the normal functioning of the kidney. The major reason is growth of abnormal vessels above the ureter in babies, while reasons like scarring tissues, kidney stones and infections are the cause of UPJs in adults.
Diagnosis of ureteropelvic junction obstruction is done with several tests and physical examinations. An ultrasound carried out during pregnancy helps detect the problem in babies before they are born. Other tests like creatinine clearance, a CT scan, IVP, CT urogram (scanning of ureters and kidneys with IV comtrast), nuclear scan of kidneys suggest whether you have kidney problems or not. A procedure called Endopyelotomy is regarded one of the best treatment options for a UPJ condition. Before an Endopyelotomy surgery, you need to take certain preparations.
Ideal candidates for Endopyelotomy are babies and adults who suffer from birth defects of the kidney, fibrous scarring, or abnormal blood vessel growth in the lower part of the kidney to the urether.
There are two types of Endopyeletomy techniques followed, whichever the doctor feels is the right for you.
Immediately after the surgery, you are shifted to the recovery room where you are kept under observation for four hours for any signs and symptoms of the procedure. You will have to stay two more days post surgery after which you are allowed to go home. After 2 weeks, visit the doctor once again who will remove the Nephrostomy tube.
Postoperative care ensures quick recovery from Endopyelotomy procedure. Avoid any strenuous activities like jogging, heavy lifting, playing sports, treadmill, for almost 2 weeks after the surgery. Do simple breathing exercises, avoid getting constipated, and prevent respiratory infections as advised by your doctor. You can resume normal daily activities after 2-4 weeks of Endopyelotomy.