ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Original Article
Analysis of Intravenous Urography Findings in a Tertiary Reference Center
1 Department of Radiology, University of Science and Technology School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana’a,Yemen  
2 Department of Community Medicine, University of Science and Technology School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana’a,Yemen  
Eurasian J Med 2018; 50: 71-74
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2018.170304
Key Words: Intravenous urography, radiology, uroradiology
Abstract

 

Objective: To analyze intravenous urography (IVU) findings in a tertiary reference center.


Materials and Methods
: A retrospective, observational study was conducted in a tertiary reference center. The radiology reports of 1,470 patients subjected to IVU in the period from January 2008 to December 2012 were retrieved from the tertiary reference center databases. Patients’ demographic characteristics, type of care (inpatient or outpatient), and IVU radiologic findings were reviewed and analyzed.


Results: Of 1470 patients, approximately two-thirds were males. The mean age of the patients was 39.12±14.80 years (range: 2–95). Most of them were inpatients (92.9%; 1365/1470). The IVU findings were abnormal in 68.8% (1012/1470) of patients. Urinary tract calculi were the most frequent type of calculi observed among patients (36.8%; 541/1470), and the kidney was the most frequently affected organ by calculi (66.5%; 541/814). Hydronephrosis was the second most frequent finding, being observed in 29.7% (436/1470) of patients.


Conclusion: The presence urinary tract calculi was the most frequent IVU finding, revealing that urolithiasis could be the main indication for IVU.


Cite this article as: Aklan HM, Mikhlafy A. Analysis of intravenous urography findings in a tertiary reference center. Eurasian J Med 2018; 50: 71-4.

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