Radiology of urinary undiversion

Edward S. Amis, Richard C. Pfister, W. Hardy Hendren

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Many patients with urinary diversions are now considered candidates for "undiversion". Radiographic evaluation prior to undiversion of the urinary tract includes cystography to determine bladder capacity and sensation, urinary continence, and the presence of reflux. Urography, loopography, and/or ureterography (antegrade and/or retrograde) are necessary to completely visualize the remaining urinary structures. Surgical techniques involved in the reconstruction are briefly discussed to facilitate an understanding of the often unusual radiographic appearance of the undiverted urinary tract. Stentograms and cystography are recommended for early postoperative evaluation to exclude urinary leakage or significant obstruction. Percutaneous ureteral perfusion studies are often useful in the long-term follow-up of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-169
Number of pages9
JournalUrologic radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1981
Externally publishedYes


  • Loopography
  • Percutaneous pyelography
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Ureteral perfusion
  • Urinary diversion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Urology


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