Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  1999 Sep;42(9):2122-2125.

Two Cases of Fetal Bilateral Renal Agenesis

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 fossa. However, severe oligohydramnios makes it difficult to diagnose the disease because of poor sonographic resolution. We present two cases of bilateral renal agenesis, one is diagnosed by ultrasonography after amnioinfusion at 24 weeks gestation, the other is diagnosed postnatally after term delivery.

Keyword

Bilateral renal agenesis; Amnioinfusion; Prenatal and postnatal diagnosis

MeSH Terms

Diagnosis
Female
Oligohydramnios
Pregnancy
Prenatal Diagnosis
Ultrasonography
Urinary Bladder
Full Text Links
  • KJOG
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2022 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr