vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR)

Last reviewed 01/2018

Vesico-ureteric reflux describes abnormal backflow of urine from the bladder into the ureter and the kidney. It is one of the most common abnormalities of the renal tract, predisposing to infection. and necessitating thorough investigation of childhood urinary tract infection.

This process can lead to scarring and destruction of the kidney.