Prenatal diagnosis of hydronephrosis: Postpartum evaluation and outcome

P. M. Livne*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Neonatal hydronephrosis is a very common finding that can be detected by maternal-fetal ultrasound during pregnancy. The evaluation and management of these infants is controversial because there is no standard means of defining urinary tract obstruction in this group of patients and also because maturation of the kidney continues to occur after birth. This review discusses four issues: (1) confirmation of hydronephrosis after birth; (2) the place of voiding cystourethrography; (3) ureteropelvic junction obstruction and megaureter; and (4) the role of antibiotic prophylaxis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-279
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Urology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


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