The congenital valve in the posterior urethra seems to be a very small lesion that can be so easily removed, and yet the long-term consequences of its presence in utero can be devastating, or even fatal. Ever since its first definition in 1802, it has been associated with renal failure. Over many years, urologists at Toronto Children's Hospital have emphasised the relationship of the ‘valve bladder’ with renal failure, and even the destruction of transplanted kidneys.
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Published online: March 10, 2023
Accepted: February 17, 2023
Received: February 15, 2023
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