Aloy E Aghaji Department of Surgery U.N.T.H., Enygu Nigeria
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A 10 year (January 1987 to December 1996) prospective study of pelvi-ureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction in adults at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu is presented. Sixty-eight adult patients with PUJ obstruction were seen (59 males and 9 females). Fifty-two patients ,(46 males and 6 females) underwent surgery, the surgical management depended on the state of the function of the affected kidney at presentation. The procedures adopted were pyeloplasty, nephrectomy and open nephrostomy.
The study highlights the need for early diagnosis and prompt treatment of the condition so as to preserve renal function and prevent complications.