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At Boston Children’s Hospital, we know that an early and accurate diagnosis is the key for successful treatment and long-term management of posterior urethral valves (PUV).
When are PUV detected?
How early PUV can be detected usually depends on the severity of the condition:
Mild and moderate cases
How is PUV diagnosed?
Although findings from prenatal tests can make doctors suspect PUV, a formal diagnosis can only made after the baby is born.
A definitive diagnosis of PUV is made using:
Other tests used to evaluate a boy with PUV include:
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