Fetal hydronephrosis: selection and surgical repair.


Journal Article

Newly developed diagnostic techniques allowed us to select a fetus with potentially reversible renal damage from the usually fatal group with bilateral hydronephrosis and severe oligohydramnios early in gestation. Fetal surgery to marsupialize the fetal bladder at 24 weeks gestation restored normal amniotic fluid dynamics and allowed sufficient pulmonary and renal development to insure survival after delivery near term.

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Cited Authors

  • Harrison, MR; Golbus, MS; Filly, RA; Anderson, RL; Flake, AW; Rosen, M; Huff, RW

Published Date

  • June 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 556 - 558

PubMed ID

  • 3302200

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3302200

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-5037

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3468

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-3468(87)80221-x


  • eng