Intra-uterine cystography for evaluation of prenatal obstructive uropathy

P. Stoutenbeek, T. P. de Jong, J. D. van Gool, A. P. Drogtrop

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To evaluate the risk for kidney damage in a male fetus with obstructive uropathy, a percutaneous bladder puncture was performed at 26 weeks gestational age and contrast was injected into the fetal bladder. A clear picture was obtained of the bladder with marked widening of the prostatic urethra and posterior urethral valves, and massive bilateral vesicoureteral reflux could be demonstrated. By adding cysto-urethrography to a diagnostic puncture of the fetal bladder it could be proved that the dilatation of the upper urinary tracts was caused by high-pressure vesico-ureteral reflux incurring progressive damage to the renal parenchyma
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-249
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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