urinary retention

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Noun1.urinary retention - holding urine in the urinary bladderurinary retention - holding urine in the urinary bladder; "he has a problem with urinary retention"
retention, retentiveness, retentivity - the power of retaining liquid; "moisture retentivity of soil"
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Khaled Khalfan, Consultant, and Head of Pediatric Surgery and Technical Director at the hospital, said there is a significant increase in paediatric surgeries by endoscopies, noting that most surgeries are related to the abdomen and chest cavity, such as the repair of congenital anomalies, intestinal obstruction, biliary gallbladder, and obstruction of the urinary tract in children.
It is important to remember that a dilated urinary tract does not automatically infer obstruction of the urinary tract. Whereas hydronephrosis equates to a dilated renal collecting system, obstruction cannot be proven on the basis of any single imaging study, hence the necessity for a period of observation to demonstrate deterioration over time.
(10) Other non-modifiable risk factors include congenital urinary tract anomalies, obstruction of the urinary tract, and a history of UTI.
It can be secondary to obstruction of the urinary tract, but it can also be present even without obstruction.