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A Neglected Case of Massive Urinary Ascites Secondary to Posterior Urethral Valve: A Developing World’s Scenario

Author(s): Kanchan Kayastha | Bilal Mirza

Journal: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
ISSN 2226-0439

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 46;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: urinary ascites | posterior urethral valves | urinary bladder perforation

Developing countries are not only lagging behind in health facilities but also literacy of the population. Many uneventfully manageable conditions use to present after complications have been occurred. Negligence of the poor people and their blind faith on the fraudulent quacks and peers add burden to the poor health facilities in the resource poor countries. This could be one of important reasons of higher mortality rate in our hospitals especially in neonates with poor reserves to combat these crises for long. Urinary ascites due to in-utero bladder perforation secondary to posterior urethral valves is a rare entity. This condition is being prevented in developed countries by Fetendo which involves decompression of the urinary bladder by vesico-amniotic shunting or by endoscopic in-utero valve ablation. For instance if bladder perforation has occurred, it can be amenable to drainage of urinary ascites with valve ablation. However, we received a delayed presenting case of in-utero bladder perforation with massive urinary ascites secondary to posterior urethral valve necessitating urgent intervention.
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