What is the workup and treatment of extrinsic compression of the urinary tract associated with flank pain?

Updated: Dec 11, 2019
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Symptoms are similar to those of other obstructive processes and workup is pursued similarly, as well. Consultation with a urologist is warranted for drainage of the obstructed proximal urinary tract. Definitive treatment of the extrinsic process can be pursued to resolve the obstruction. See Retroperitoneal Fibrosis for more information.


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