Urine formed in the kidneys is temporarily stored in the urinary bladder. When the bladder fills, the brain instructs the bladder muscles to relax and empty the bladder. Posterior urethral valve (PUV) is a congenital abnormality characterized by the formation of a valve in the urethra which creates a slit-like, narrow opening that obstructs and partially prevents urine from flowing out. This causes the reverse flow and engorgement of the urinary organs (urethra, bladder, ureters and kidneys) with urine, causing tissue and organ damage. Fulgaration is a therapeutic procedure for PUV, which involves the removal of the obstructing tissue using heat from a high-frequency electric current or laser.
Fulgaration is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, your doctor will make a small incision to insert an endoscope (a small, flexible tube with light and camera) to examine the obstruction. The valve leaflets are removed carefully and the incision is closed with stitches.
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