Acute unilateral is a sudden blockage in one of the tubes (ureters) that drain urine from the kidneys.
Acute bilateral obstructive uropathy
Chronic unilateral obstructive uropathy
Chronic bilateral obstructive uropathy
Obstructive uropathy - unilateral - acute; Ureteral obstruction
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Unilateral obstructive uropathy is most often caused by a
kidney stone, although injury or other conditions could cause the disorder.
When urine flow is blocked, it backs up into the kidney. This leads to kidney swelling, also called
You have a greater risk for unilateral obstructive uropathy if you have ureteral stones and tumors, kidney stones, and tumors in nearby body structures such as the uterus and
Acute unilateral obstructive uropathy occurs in 1 in 1,000 people.