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Research Article

Treatment of vesicoureteric reflux by endoscopic injection of Teflon.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 289 doi: (Published 07 July 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;289:7
  1. B O'Donnell,
  2. P Puri


    Thirteen girls with grade III-V vesicoureteric reflux were treated by endoscopic injection of Teflon paste behind the intravesical ureter. Fourteen of the 18 treated ureters showed complete absence of reflux after one injection of Teflon. Three ureters required a second injection of Teflon for successful treatment of the reflux. One ureter with grade IV reflux was converted to grade II reflux. Properly carried out, this procedure corrects reflux. It takes less than 15 minutes, may be done as a day procedure, and avoids open surgery. There have been no complications.