Do not judge a kidney by its pelvis: A rare case of an unobstructed dilated renal pelvis

Aaron D. Martin, Craig A Peters

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We present a rare case of an unobstructed dilated renal pelvis in a newborn female. Prenatal imaging documented a large abdominal cyst in a stable fetus. Postnatal imaging confirmed persistence of this large cyst but with an unclear etiology. The child was taken to surgery by the pediatric surgeons with concern for a possible harmful nonurologic diagnosis. Intraoperative findings were that of a severely dilated renal pelvis; however, in the absence of an expected ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Reduction pyeloplasty without interference of the ureteropelvic junction proved successful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-72
Number of pages2
JournalUrology Case Reports
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


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