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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1999;42(1):167-170.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Bilateral Renal Agenesis Diagnosed by Prenatal Ultrasonography.
Jung Eun Mok, Chun Hwangbo, Hye Sung Won, Hye Kyung Yoo, Pyl Ryang Lee, In Sik Lee, Ahm Kim
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.
Key Words: Bilateral renal agenesis, Amnioinfusion, Prenatal diagnosis


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