What are the sexual predilections of hydronephrosis and hydroureter?

Updated: Dec 16, 2020
  • Author: Dennis G Lusaya, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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In women, gynecologic cancers and pregnancy are common causes. As such, among younger patients (aged 20-60 y), the frequency of hydronephrosis is higher in women than in men.

In men, obstruction secondary to prostatic hypertrophy and prostate cancer are the major causes of hydronephrosis. Consequently, among older patients (>60 y), the frequency of hydronephrosis is higher in men than in women.


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