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Outcome of antenatally diagnosed pelviureteric junction hydronephrosis.
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PMID:  1993284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over a 6-year period, in a series of 107 consecutive patients with antenatally detected urological anomalies, 45 had pelviureteric junction (PUJ) hydronephrosis (66 units). Of these, 24 units (36%) had obstructive (group I) and 42 (64%) non-obstructive hydronephrosis (group II). Significantly compromised renal function was found only in group I. Treatment in group I was by an early pyeloplasty; in group II the patients were kept under close review. During the 6-year period, 2 units (5%) in group II, deteriorated, 13 (31%) improved and 27 (64%) were unchanged. These results suggest that early in life, antenatally diagnosed PUJ hydronephrosis without obstruction may be a relatively benign condition but will require long-term follow-up in order to determine the natural history of the condition.
A S Najmaldin; D M Burge; J D Atwell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of urology     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0007-1331     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Urol     Publication Date:  1991 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-15     Completed Date:  1991-03-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740090R     Medline TA:  Br J Urol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  96-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Wessex Regional Centre for Paediatric Surgery, Southampton General Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography*
Hydronephrosis / complications,  surgery,  ultrasonography*
Infant, Newborn
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
Ureteral Obstruction / etiology

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