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Ochoa syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Hydronephrosis with peculiar facial expression
  • Inverted smile and occult neuropathic bladder
  • Partial facial palsy with urinary abnormalities
  • UFS
  • Urofacial Ochoa's syndrome
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How might Ochoa syndrome be treated?

Treatment for Ochoa syndrome focuses on the specific symptoms that are present in each individual. Management may require the coordinated efforts of a team of specialists, which may include pediatricians, urologists, nephrologists, surgeons, dietitians, and/or other health care professionals.[1]

Early diagnosis and treatment are necessary to prevent upper urinary tract deterioration and renal failure.[2] In many cases, therapy for urinary tract infections includes antibiotics for the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections and pain relievers.[1] Treatment may also involve bladder re-education, anticholinergic therapy and alpha-blockers.[2] In some cases, surgery may be needed to correct urinary tract obstruction and reconstruct certain portions of the urinary tract.[1] Intermittent catheterization may also be needed.[2]

In affected children who experience chronic renal failure, dialysis (hemodialysis and/or peritoneal dialysis) may be necessary. Kidney transplantation may be considered for individuals with severe renal failure.[1]
Last updated: 7/16/2012

  1. Ochoa syndrome. NORD. May 21, 2008; Accessed 7/12/2012.
  2. Alain Verloes. Ochoa syndrome. Orphanet. October 2008; Accessed 7/16/2012.