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A disorder characterized by urinary bladder outflow obstruction, which can represent an anatomical blockage or a functional obstruction. The most common anatomical causes are posterior urethral valves at the level of the prostatic urethra, a lesion unique to males. Less common are anterior urethral valves, also called urethral atresia, that can occur in either sex. LUTO is an autosomal dominant disease with variable expression.




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