Mild hydronephrosis (first and second degree: diameter of anteroposterior pelvis smaller than 1.6 centimetres) is more and more often diagnosed in utero. A study on 79 children, for a total of 113 renal hydronephrosis units,was carried out in Milan; the aim was to assess the most appropriate examination for monitoring the disease. Results have established that ultrasonography is recommended for confirming the anomaly at birth and for checking its progression later on. They have also confirmed that it is generally a benign condition which resolves spontaneously. Second degree cases must be kept under control since one third tend to worsen.
|Translated title of the contribution||Ultrasonography of mild hydronephrosis|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Occhio Clinico Pediatria|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health