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Prenatal ultrasound and urological anomalies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22857826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Prenatal ultrasound is an integral part of caring for pregnant women in the United States. Although surprisingly few data exist to support the clinical benefit of screening ultrasound during pregnancy, its use continues to rise. Urologic anomalies are among the most commonly identified, with overall detection sensitivity approaching 90%. Prenatal hydronephrosis is the most frequently identified finding and predicting postnatal pathology based on its presence can be difficult. As the degree of fetal hydronephrosis increases so does the risk of true urinary tract pathology. Diagnoses that require more urgent care include causes of lower urinary tract obstruction and bladder and cloacal exstrophy.
Authors:
Douglass B Clayton; John W Brock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric clinics of North America     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1557-8240     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401126     Medline TA:  Pediatr Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  739-56     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Urology, Vanderbilt University, 4102 Doctor's Office Tower, 2200 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37232, USA.
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