Congenital scoliosis and urinary tract abnormalities: are intravenous pyelograms necessary?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

One hundred patients with a diagnosis of congenital scoliosis were reviewed with regard to their urologic history, chemistries, and excretory urography. A 40% incidence of urologic abnormality was found in these asymptomatic patients. Twenty-five additional patients were evaluated by excretory urography and ultrasonography. Of six patients identified by ultrasonography as having abnormalities five had results confirmed by excretory urography. Urologic evaluation of all patients with congenital scoliosis is recommended; however, diagnostic ultrasonographic evaluations of the urinary tract have proven to be an acceptable alternative as an initial screening modality.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Drvaric, DM; Ruderman, RJ; Conrad, RW; Grossman, H; Webster, GD; Schmitt, EW

Published Date

  • July 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 441 - 443

PubMed ID

  • 3301897

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0271-6798

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01241398-198707000-00012


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States