Neonatal outcome of fetuses with urinary tract abnormalities diagnosed by prenatal ultrasonography. Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Between 1979 and 1986 an abnormality of the urinary tract was diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound examination in 93 fetuses. Postnatal investigation at a large teaching hospital showed a definite abnormality in 85 infants, 66 of whom were boys. An obstructed urinary tract, usually requiring surgery, was present in 46 infants. Other abnormalities included a multicystic kidney (in 15 infants), vesicoureteric reflux (in 9), prune-belly syndrome (in 5) and polycystic kidneys (in 5). Early recognition and treatment of urinary tract disorders in infants should be accompanied by informed prenatal counselling to minimize parents' anxiety.


  • Demaria, Jorge
  • Steele, BT
  • De Maria, J
  • Toi, A
  • Stafford, A
  • Hunter, D
  • Caco, C

publication date

  • July 15, 1987