Abstract • 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) References 1. Garrett WJ, Grunwald G, Robinson DE: Prenatal diagnosis of fetal polycystic kidney by ultrasound . Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 10:7-9, 1970.Crossref 2. Garrett WJ, Kossoff G, Osborn RA: The diagnosis of fetal hydronephrosis, megaureter and urethral obstruction by ultrasonic echography . Br J Obstet Gynaecol 82:115-120, 1975.Crossref 3. Bartley JA, Golbus MS, Filly RA, et al: Prenatal diagnosis of dysplastic kidney disease . Clin Genet 11:375-378, 1977.Crossref 4. Santos-Ramos R, Duenhoelter JH: Diagnosis of congenital fetal abnormalities by sonography . Obstet Gynecol 45:279-283, 1975. 5. MacVicar J: Antenatal detection of fetal abnormality: Physical methods . Br Med Bull 32:4-8, 1976.
American Journal of Diseases of Children – American Medical Association
Published: Oct 1, 1979