- To evaluate the effectiveness of the first postnatal ultrasound (US) in predicting the final postnatal diagnosis using a database of children followed prospectively for antenatal hydronephrosis, and to compare these findings with a systematic review of the literature.
- The lateral approach is more widely used in retroperitoneoscopic (RP) heminephroureterectomy (HNU) due to familiar orientation and ease of conversion. The prone approach however gives early and easy access to the vascular pedicle. The main reason for not adopting a prone approach more widely is the perceived difficulty in lower ureteric access. We present a series of 30 HNUs where the prone approach was utilized extremely effectively with no conversions and few complications.
- Prenatal sonography has enabled fetal diagnosis of urologic conditions and is now commonly used in the US. The impact of this technology on the incidence of pediatric urological diagnoses is unknown. We sought to assess trends in prenatal sonography and resulting urologic diagnoses and/or abortions.