Single kidney and ureteral atresia in a newborn girl: a treatment concept.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Children's Hospital, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 3, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany.
Journal of pediatric urology (Impact Factor: 1.38). 03/2011; 7(5):576-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2011.02.002
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT To demonstrate a rare case of urological pathology, we report a combination of a single kidney and ureteral atresia. The treatment concept and outcome are outlined.
Antenatal ultrasound had revealed urinary ascites which lead to caesarean section in the 34th gestational week. Persisting anuria was confirmed postnatally and peritoneal dialysis started on the second day of life. Subsequent laparotomy revealed ureteral atresia after 3 cm of patent ureter. We created an ileum conduit after discussing various other therapeutic options.
A follow up of 12 months has shown steady function of the stoma with stable renal parameters. An ileal conduit represents a good option if high drainage is necessary in early childhood.

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