Lumbosacral Vertebral Defects Associated with Congenital Anomalies of Urinary Tract
Preeti P. Thute, Ratnamala R. Fulzele, Bhaurao C.Bakane
Dr. Preeti P. Thute,
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy,
Flat No.11, Engineer’s Apartment, Laxminagar,
Wardha – 442001, Maharashtra, India.
Introduction: It is reported in the literature that various anomalies of the lumbosacral spine are amongst the most common anomalies associated with that of urinary tract.
Material and Methods: The present study was carried out in the department of Anatomy, JNMC, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India. The study included 50 subjects divided in two equal groups as control and study group. The subjects had undergone X-ray KUB and Intravenous pyelography. Statistical analysis was done by using Chi Square Test and Test of Significance for single proportion i.e. Z- value.
Results: The study revealed Pelvi-Ureteric Junction (PUJ) obstruction being the commonest congenital anomaly of urinary tract. Amongst the deformities of the lumbosacral spine sacralization and bifid spine were the commonest. However no laterality correlation was observed.
Conclusion: The study highlights the association between genitourinary and lumboscaral vertebral anomalies and emphasize upon the need of thorough search of these associated anomalies in the cases presenting with genitourinary anomalies.
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