PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) management has been steadily evolving over the last several years. There is not a definitive algorithm for operative intervention, but there are some recognized patterns to follow when caring for this patient base. It is extremely relevant to review the rationale behind practice patterns as both literature and clinical practice are dynamic. RECENT FINDINGS: VUR is a common malady that is emotionally, physically, and financially draining for families. As new treatment options emerge with minimally invasive techniques and older methods are re-explored, it is imperative to re-evaluate care strategies. This article reviews the mainstays of treatment in addition to newer therapeutic modalities. SUMMARY: The decision to operate on any patient, particularly pediatric patients, must be preceded by sound clinical judgment. Thoughtful planning must be utilized to ensure every patient receives individualized and up-to-date VUR management. This article reviews indications for surgical intervention to consider when managing these patients.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health