Vesicoamniotic shunt for complete urinary tract obstruction is partially effective.

  title={Vesicoamniotic shunt for complete urinary tract obstruction is partially effective.},
  author={Hiroaki Kitagawa and Kevin Craig Pringle and Junki Koike and Jane M Zuccollo and Yasuji Seki and Munechika Wakisaka and Yuriko Sato and Hideaki Sato and Hideki Nagae and Koonosuke Nakada},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={41 2},
PURPOSE The long-term outcome for children after antenatal intervention for obstructive uropathies is disappointing. We reported that renal dysplastic changes are well established 3 weeks after obstruction in a fetal lamb model. We used this model to explore renal development and bladder function after fetal intervention. METHODS We created an obstructive uropathy in fetal lambs at 60 days gestation by ligating the urethra and urachus. A vesicostomy (female) or urethrostomy (male) were… CONTINUE READING
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