Ultrasonographic evaluation of fetal paranephric pseudocysts.


Journal Article

Ultrasonographic evaluation of the fetus with urinary tract obstruction requires not only precise delineation of the level of obstruction but also differentiation from other nonobstructive renal entities. The authors evaluated five fetuses in which large unilocular paraspinous fluid collections were seen at ultrasonography. While these masses simulated the appearance of large hydronephrotic sacs, they actually represented paranephric pseudocysts. In four of the five cases in which a paranephric pseudocyst was seen the ipsilateral kidney was nonfunctioning.

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Cited Authors

  • Callen, PW; Bolding, D; Filly, RA; Harrison, MR

Published Date

  • July 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 309 - 312

PubMed ID

  • 6864876

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6864876

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-9613

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-4297

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.7863/jum.1983.2.7.309


  • eng