Whitaker Test and its Utility
Whitaker in 1973 introduced Ante Grade Pressure
Measurement for detection of Upper Tract Obstructions notably PUJ Obstructions.
Though many subsequently considered an inflow of 10mL/ minute as
unphysiological and hence may not have a place in assessing obstructions. There
are studies where inflow is reduced to 2mL/min which they believe is more
The problem arises as there are some who state that
even Renograms as practiced today have their limitations in detecting
Obstructions and they are not foolproof.
Are there any indications for performing â€˜Whitakerâ€™s
Testâ€™ in Modern Urology or this test should now be relegated to history.
Opinion of members are invited so that we can have a
fair say on whether Whitakerâ€™s test have any place in Modern Paediatric Urology