Importance of deep abdominal palpation in the perinatal diagnosis of urologic malformations

L. Brion, G. Rondia, F. E. Avni, M. Thirion, C. C. Schulman

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Abstract

Deep abdominal palpation was performed prospectively in 900 newborns. Normal kidneys were felt in all but 8. 2 of these had a normal ultrasonography, 2 had an obstructive hydronephrosis, 1 had bilateral renal hypoplasia and 3 had a previously undiagnosed unilateral renal agenesis. Despite the increasing use of prenatal ultrasonography, careful abdominal examination should be performed in all newborns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-219
Number of pages5
JournalBiology of the Neonate
Volume46
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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  • Developmental Biology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Brion, L., Rondia, G., Avni, F. E., Thirion, M., & Schulman, C. C. (1984). Importance of deep abdominal palpation in the perinatal diagnosis of urologic malformations. Biology of the Neonate, 46(5), 215-219.