This question was answered on Tue 04, Aug 2009 08:58pm by Dr. Pankaj Khater

What does it mean when they say you have fullness in the left renal pelvis?

    
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What does it mean when they say you have fullness in the left renal pelvis?

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Answer by Dr. Pankaj Khater  on Tue 04, Aug 2009 08:58pm:

This is probably due to a ureteropelvic junction obstruction which is a partial blockage of the connection of a renal pelvis with the ureter, the ureteropelvic junction (UPJ). This impedes drainage and causes urine to back up in the kidney leading to increased pressure, flank pain and, in some cases, kidney damage. Most often, this blockage is the result of an abnormality of kidney development occurring prior to birth (congenital). The muscle of the obstructed ureteropelvic junction is poorly developed and, sometimes, replaced with scar tissue. Both kidneys are involved in 10% of cases. In some, the obstruction may have occurred after an injury or inflammation related to a kidney stone. Occasionally, a blood vessel crossing over the UPJ can contribute to blockage. UPJ obstruction may be diagnosed at any age. Routine ultrasound during pregnancy can detect fullness of the fetal renal pelvis (hydronephrosis). Some infants are found to have UPJ obstruction when abnormal swelling in the abdomen or flank is discovered or urinary infection develops. In adults, it may be identified during the investigation of intermittent flank or abdominal pain often made worse by drinking large volumes of fluid. Some patients develop bloody urine or stones in the affected kidney.
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Comment by priyanka on Sun 12, Feb 2012 08:26pm:
I am expecting mom with 21 week pregnancy and I had ultrasound which showed mild fullness of renal pelvis of baby.The measurement was 3-3.9 mm my doctor told me to go ultrasound in next 15 days to check if this value doesnt increase.Please advice if she is right.

Comment by jean on Tue 12, Feb 2013 06:23am:
I was toild i have a very slight fullness in the renal pelvis what does that mean and how do i take care of this .

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