It would be pertinent to know if she has any symptoms as that could ease the interpretation of the result. Sometimes, some children have fullness of the P-C structures WITHOUT any symptoms, and the finding is discovered by chance. Since you went for the ultrasound
, it seems that she had some symptoms, most likely a urinary tract infection
(UTI). This infection causes a temporary back-flush of urine from the bladder into the upper reaches of the urinary system
, causing a sort of damming up of urine into the kidneys. Most of the time, this resolves with time. However, occasionally, the problem persists, when we call it a vesico (bladder)-ureteric (urine tubes that start from the kidneys and empty into the bladder below) reflux (return). Stenosis implies a narrowing of the tubes below the expanded portions, but this seems unlikely in your case.
I hope this answers your question.
- Dr. Taher