Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology:
Review Article

Fetal uropathy

Johnson, Mark Paula; Freedman, Andrew L.b

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Abstract

Our understanding of the causes, mechanisms, and prenatal management of fetal obstructive uropathy has increased significantly. Improved methods of prenatal evaluation have allowed the better selection of fetuses for invasive therapy, and studies indicate better survival and renal outcomes in carefully selected cases. New biological markers in fetal urine may provide a better understanding of the pathological processes of renal damage, additional prognostic markers, and lead to non-surgical approaches to preventing renal damage.

© 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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