Pre- and Postnatal Management of HydronephrosisView this Special Issue
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Pravin K. Rao, Jeffrey S. Palmer, "Prenatal and Postnatal Management of Hydronephrosis", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 9, Article ID 867290, 9 pages, 2009. https://doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2009.85
Prenatal and Postnatal Management of Hydronephrosis
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.