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Volume 9 (2009), Pages 400-403
Review Article

The Management of Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction Presenting with Prenatal Hydronephrosis

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA

Received 23 January 2009; Revised 5 May 2009; Accepted 15 May 2009

Academic Editor: Steve J. Hodges

Copyright © 2009 Anthony Herndon and David M Kitchens.


The treatment of the newborn diagnosed with a ureteropelvic obstruction prenatally should follow a systematic approach. Although a majority of patients can be followed without surgical intervention, controversy exists concerning appropriate follow-up. Furthermore, a significant number of patients will manifest mild disease and thus deserve abbreviated follow-up. Herein, an appropriate algorithm and a review of the literature are discussed.