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Pediatric Vesicoureteral Reflux

Key Points About Vesicoureteral Reflux

  • Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) occurs when urine in the bladder flows back into the ureters and kidneys.
  • This condition is most frequently diagnosed in infancy and childhood.
  • A child who has vesicoureteral reflux is at risk for developing recurrent kidney infections, which, over time, can cause damage and scarring to the kidneys.
  • Your child's doctor may assign a grading system (ranging from 1-5) to indicate the degree of reflux. The higher the grade, the more severe the reflux.
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Hans Pohl

Hans Pohl

Division Chief, Urology
Urologist
Co-director, Spina Bifida Program
Daniel Casella

Daniel Casella

Director, Urology Fellowship
Medical Director, Informatics for Surgery
Urologist
kaitlin dunn np

Kaitlin Dunn

Advanced Practice Provider Team Lead, Urology
Nurse Practitioner
Nadia Kalloo

Naida Kalloo

Medical Unit Director, Prince George's County
Urologist
Aaron Krill

Aaron Krill

Director, Kidney Stone Surgical Program
Urologist
Rachel Selekman

Rachel Selekman

Associate Director, Ambulatory Telemedicine
Urologist
Physician Informaticist
Departments

Departments

Wetting, Infections, and Stooling Help (WISH)

We are dedicated to helping children overcome challenges with wetting problems and urinary tract infections in our WISH Clinic (Wetting, Infections, and Stooling Help).

Urology

At Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., our pediatric urologists provide comprehensive care for disorders affecting reproductive and urinary organs.