Orphanet: Posterior urethral valve

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Posterior urethral valve

Disease definition

A rare, congenital, fetal lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) anomaly characterized by an abnormal congenital obstructing membrane or leaflets that are located within the posterior urethra associated with significant obstruction of the male bladder restricting normal bladder emptying.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • PUV
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: Q64.2
  • OMIM: 618612
  • UMLS: C0238506  C0542520
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 7439
  • MedDRA: 10036369
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