Fetal hydronephrosis: Optimal renal pelvic measurement to increase detection rate for renal pathology

Title: Fetal hydronephrosis: Optimal renal pelvic measurement to increase detection rate for renal pathology
Authors: Leader, Joyce
Letshwiti, Johannes Buca
Stuart, Bernard
Turner, Michael J.
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10230
Date: Jun-2012
Online since: 2019-05-01T07:38:46Z
Abstract: We reviewed the outcome of fetal hydronephrosis with a renal pelvic dilatation (RPD) of 4 -7 mm to assess whether a RPD > 7 mm had a higher predictive value for renal pathology. 373 fetuses were diagnosed with hydronephrosis giving an incidence of 2.2%. The male: female ratio was 1.8:1. 5(1.34%) fetuses with antenatal hydronephrosis were diagnosed with Down Syndrome. 299 (91.7%) fetuses with an RPD of 4 - 7 mm had resolved by 34 weeks gestation with 10 (3.1%) having moderate to severe hydronephrosis. The resolution rate for RPD > 7 mm was 60.7%(17) with 11 fetuses (39.3%) requiring long term follow up.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Irish Medical Organisation
Journal: Irish Medical Journal
Volume: 105
Issue: 6
Start page: 180
End page: 182
Copyright (published version): 2012 Irish Medical Journal
Keywords: HydronephrosisFetal diseasesDown SyndromeAntenatal ultrasoundFalse positives
Other versions: http://archive.imj.ie//IMJPage_0_1.aspx?issueid=443
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Medicine Research Collection

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