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)15-219
Number of pages205
JournalNeonatology
Volume46
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

Keywords

  • Abdominal palpation
  • Congenital urologic malformations
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Biology

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