VESICO-RENAL REFLUX IN ADULTS
From 1977 to 1993 I performed 177 operations on adult women whose life was severely perturbed by relapsing bouts of acute pyelonephritis.
Below you will find :
- observations on the refluxing process, as I understand it
- my operative technique for trigonal reconstruction
- links to a method for eliciting adult reflux by means of radioactive isotopes. This method was build by the Isotopes service of F. Baclesse cancer institute following my specifications and for my own patients. Gamma camera data have been published by video tape and are now available on digital medium.
My purpose has always been to follow-up my operated patients during as many years as possible.
As far as young women are concerned this enterprise seems rather ambitious, due to changes in residence, civilian state and deontology concerns with colleagues.
Nevertheless I happened to meet or obtain direct informations about many patients after ten years and a few after 20 years. Therefore, dear colleagues, I feel free to expose my experience.
The original french text is somewhat more explicit