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2005-04-21-13 Posterior urethral valves without anhydramnios, 32 weeks © Cuillier

Posterior urethral valves without anhydramnios, 32 weeks 

Dr. Fabrice Cuillier, MD1, Dr Daguindeau, MD2 and Dr Bideault, MD2 

1. Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hôpital Félix Guyon, rue des Topazes, 97400 Saint-Denis, Reunion Island, France. Ph : 0262 90 55 22.
2. Communal Hospital, saint Benois, Reunion Island 

This is a patient scanned at 32 weeks of gestation. The examination revealed a distended and a thick-walled bladder:

The amniotic fluid was normal but there was evidence of pelvi-calyceal dilatation and ureteral dilatation:

A diagnosis of posterior uretheral valves was made and was confirmed after birth, by cystoscopy and retrograde cystography showed bilateral reflux. The baby was operated with resection of the valves. The creatinine level was normal.

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