The Conservative Management of Vesicoureteric Reflux: A Review of 121 Children
Journal - Pediatrics
A group of 121 children with vesicoureteric reflux (VUR) grades1 to 3 managed conservatively were followed-up for a periodof six to ten years. In the majority of patients VUR grades1 and 2 disappeared spontaneously. Prognosis was less favorablein those who were seen initially with grade 3 VUR. A statisticallysignificant higher incidence of reflux disappearance was observedin children who were seen before 4 years of age. In the majorityof patients with paraureteric-vesicle diverticulum, reflux persisted.Reflux was more likely to disappear in children with lower incidenceof urinary tract infection than in those with multiple infections.