Urology Case Reports
Volume 2, Issue 2
We present a rare case of an unobstructed dilated renal pelvis in a newborn female. Prenatal imaging documented a large abdominal cyst in a stable fetus. Postnatal imaging confirmed persistence of this large cyst but with an unclear etiology. The child was taken to surgery by the pediatric surgeons with concern for a possible harmful nonurologic diagnosis. Intraoperative findings were that of a severely dilated renal pelvis; however, in the absence of an expected ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Reduction pyeloplasty without interference of the ureteropelvic junction proved successful.
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Martin, A.D., Peters, C.A. (2014). Do not judge a kidney by its pelvis: A rare case of an unobstructed dilated renal pelvis. Urology Case Reports, 2(2), 71-72.