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Urol Clin North Am. 2004 Aug;31(3):399-415, vii.

Initial management of complex pediatric disorders: prunebelly syndrome, posterior urethral valves.

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Section of Pediatric Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Suite 1401, 6300 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75235, USA. wstrand@childrens.com

Abstract

Prunebelly syndrome and posterior urethral valves are conditions of detrusor dysfunction associated with antenatal urethral obstruction. The resultant severe hydroureteronephrosis and renal dysplasia initiate a sequence potentially leading to renal failure. This article reviews clinical features and explores neonatal evaluation and treatment for both conditions. A comprehensive approach to initial management aimed at optimal renal preservation and bladder rehabilitation is proposed.

PMID:
15313050
DOI:
10.1016/j.ucl.2004.04.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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