Fetal hydronephrosis: Selection and surgical repair

Michael R. Harrison, Mitchell S. Golbus, Roy A. Filly, Robert L. Anderson, Alan W. Flake, Mark Rosen, Robert W. Huff

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Newly developed diagnostic techniques allowed us to select a fetus with potentially reversible renal damage from the usually fatal group with bilateral hydronephrosis and severe oligohydramnios early in gestation. Fetal surgery to marsupialize the fetal bladder at 24 weeks gestation restored normal amniotic fluid dynamics and allowed sufficient pulmonary and renal development to insure survival after delivery near term.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)556-558
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • Fetal surgery
  • congenital hydronephrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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