Scientific article

Dilatation pyélocalicielle chez le nouveau-né : attitude pratique pour le pédiatre

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 1, no. 7, p. 505-506,509-12
Publication date2005

Approximately 1% of the fetuses present some dilatation of their urinary tract in utero. More than 50% of these antenatally detected hydronephrosis will disappear spontaneously after birth. The other 50% comprises ureteropelvic junction obstruction, vesico-ureteral reflux and primary megaureters. Postnatal radiological evaluation (renal ultrasonography and VCUG) is performed in every infant with a significantly dilated renal pelvis (> 8 mm between 20 and 30 weeks or > 10 mm after 30 weeks in utero). Renal nuclear scan should be done in every child with significant/worsening post-natal hydronephrosis. Antibioprophylaxis will be started from birth to prevent urinary tract infection. Medical or surgical approach will be chosen in the light of the uroradiological exam results and the clinical progress.

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydronephrosis/diagnosis/etiology/therapy
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Kidney/radionuclide imaging/ultrasonography
  • Kidney Function Tests
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Urography
Citation (ISO format)
CACHAT, F et al. Dilatation pyélocalicielle chez le nouveau-né : attitude pratique pour le pédiatre. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2005, vol. 1, n° 7, p. 505–506,509–12.
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