The authors wish to discuss the successful decompression treatment of a serious, fast progressing one-sided hydronephrotic fetal kidney (that also caused deformation of abdominal and thoracic organs) in a 29th week pregnancy. Under the guidance of ultrasonography they created a permanent link between the amniotic cavity in the uterus and the pelvis of the kidney. As a final solution a pyelo-ureteral anastomosis operation was performed on the newborn that was delivered on the 37th gestational week. The baby is 11 months old at the moment and both of her two kidneys are functioning perfectly.
|Translated title of the contribution||In utero creation of a reno-amniotic shunt for the preservation of a hydronephrotic fetal kidney|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1 1990|
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