Prenatal and postnatal management of hydronephrosis

Pravin K. Rao, Jeffrey S. Palmer

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Abstract

The majority of pregnant women in the U.S. undergo prenatal ultrasonography and approximately 0.5% of these examinations will detect fetal malformations. Up to one-half of these abnormalities include the genitourinary system and the most common urological finding is hydronephrosis. Some conditions associated with prenatal hydronephrosis portend a poor prognosis, while others can follow a fairly benign course. This review focuses on the definition and prenatal assessment of hydronephrosis, fetal intervention, and postnatal management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)606-614
Number of pages9
JournalScientific World Journal
Volume9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 13 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Ultrasonography
Hydronephrosis
abnormality
Prenatal Ultrasonography
Urogenital System
Pregnant Women
malformation
woman

Keywords

  • Hydronephrosis
  • Prenatal
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
  • Urology
  • Vesicoureteral reflux

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Prenatal and postnatal management of hydronephrosis. / Rao, Pravin K.; Palmer, Jeffrey S.

In: Scientific World Journal, Vol. 9, 13.07.2009, p. 606-614.

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Rao, Pravin K. ; Palmer, Jeffrey S. / Prenatal and postnatal management of hydronephrosis. In: Scientific World Journal. 2009 ; Vol. 9. pp. 606-614.
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