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October 1979

Intrauterine Diagnosis of Renal Anomalies by Ultrasonography

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Drs Mendoza and Griswold), Radiology (Dr Leopold), and Surgery (Dr Kaplan), the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla.

Am J Dis Child. 1979;133(10):1042-1043. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1979.02130100066013

• The diagnosis of renal disease was made antenatally in three patients by ultrasonographic examination. In two cases a multicystic kidney was detected in utero and removed shortly after delivery. In another case, a hydronephrotic kidney was detected in utero; repair was then performed early, before symptoms developed in the infant. Antenatal diagnosis of renal disease by ultrasonography may help reduce morbidity and mortality in some cases.

(Am J Dis Child 133:1042-1043, 1979)

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