A comparison of pressure flow studies and renography in equivocal upper urinary tract obstruction

J Urol. 1984 Mar;131(3):446-9. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)50442-5.


The ability of pressure flow studies and renography to assess obstruction was compared in 32 patients with equivocal upper urinary tract obstruction. The renogram failed to confirm the presence or absence of obstruction in 39 per cent of the cases as shown by the pressure flow study. Both studies have advantages, disadvantages and technical pitfalls.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Humans
  • Pressure
  • Radioisotope Renography*
  • Ureteral Obstruction / diagnosis*
  • Ureteral Obstruction / physiopathology
  • Urinary Bladder / physiopathology
  • Urodynamics