Hydronephrosis in the Fetus and Neonate: Causes, Management, and Outcome

  title={Hydronephrosis in the Fetus and Neonate: Causes, Management, and Outcome},
  author={Steven Alan Ringer},
  • S. Ringer
  • Published 1 May 2010
  • Medicine
  • Neoreviews
Hydronephrosis is one of the most commonly identified prenatal anomalies, and the severity may vary from mild to severe, depending on the underlying cause, many of which stem from disruptions in the formation of the renal collecting system. Permanent renal damage may occur if the condition progresses before birth, and in some cases, oligohydramnios may result in lung hypoplasia, a potentially fatal condition. Many cases resolve spontaneously before birth, but for those that do not, the… 

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