ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research


    Nandhini Ramachandran, Prakash Shanmugam
    JCDR. 2024: 641-648


    Background: To determine the outcome of antenatally detected hydronephrosis in the post natal period. Objectives: To follow up all cases of antenatally diagnosed hydronephrosis postnatally to determine the time course until spontaneous resolution of antenatal hydronephrosis and to identify the causes of hydronephrosis persisting in the postnatal period which requires early intervention. Materials and Methods: A total of 109 children with antenatal hydronephrosis were followed up with timely ultrasonography and other investigations(wherever necessary and also making a note on the various grades of hydronephrosis and their outcomes in postnatal life.) Results: A total of 109 children with antenatal hydronephrosis were followed up in the current study. It was observed that most of the cases in our study were males with a M:F ratio of 2.4:1. The most common cause of antenatal HUN were transient HUN(81%) followed by PUJ(10%) and VUR(3.7%).There was an increase in the number of children who resolved in the postnatal period as noted as 13.8%(15/109) children by day 7,57.8%(63/109) children by 1st month, 79.84%(87/109) children by 6th month and 87.2%(95/109)cases by 1st year. The risk of postnatal pathology increases with the severity of HN. Out of 109 babies with antenatal hydronephrosis 16 babies had persistent hydronephrosis at 1 year follow up.


    » PDF

    Volume & Issue

    Volume 15 Issue 5