Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  1999 Jan;42(1):167-170.

A Case of Bilateral Renal Agenesis Diagnosed by Prenatal Ultrasonography

Abstract

Fetal bilateral renal agenesis is a lethal congenital anomaly. An early and reliable prenatal diagnosis is extremely important as it may offer options for pregnancy termination as early as possible. The criteria for the ultrasonographic diagnosis of bilateral renal agenesis are severe oligohydramnios, nonvisualization of the bladder, and the empty renal fossae. However, severe oligohydramnios makes it difficult to diagnose the disease because of poor sonographic resolution. We present a case of fetal bilateral renal agenesis diagnosed by ultrasonography after amnioinfusion at 19 weeks gestation.

Keyword

Bilateral renal agenesis; Amnioinfusion; Prenatal diagnosis

MeSH Terms

Diagnosis
Female
Oligohydramnios
Pregnancy
Prenatal Diagnosis
Ultrasonography
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
Urinary Bladder
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