Endoscopic treatment of vesico-ureteric reflux in children by subureteric Teflon injection: The Edinburgh experience

S. G. Mattar, J. D. Orr, G. A. MacKinlay

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Abstract

This is an audit of 50 consecutive children who were treated in Edinburgh with subureteric Teflon injection (STING) for vesico-ureteric reflux between May 1988 and March 1992. There were 68 ureters treated with a total of 89 injections. Twenty-nine ureters (42.6%) were cured after a single injection and another 20 ureters were cured after a second injection (74.2%). These results revealed a decreasing failure rate with experience and compared favourably with other published works. STING is a well-tolerated, simple, effective alternative to medical and surgical treatment for vesico-ureteric reflux in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-19
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Volume39
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

Keywords

  • Endoscopic Teflon
  • Vesico-ureteric reflux in children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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