Neonatal giant hydronephrosis – a rare case report

  • J.S. Aihole
  • M.N. Babu
  • V Jadhav
  • V.K. Kasaravalli
Keywords: Abdominal distention, Neonate, Ultrasonography, Ureteropelvic junction obstruction, Giant hydronephrosis


Introduction: Pelvi uretric junction obstruction (PUJO) is the most common cause of hydronephrosis in the neonatal period and is also the commonest cause of a palpable abdominal mass in a child. Giant hydronephrosis (GH) in a neonate is rare.

Observation: We are reporting a unique case of neonatal giant hydronephrosis which was managed successfully.

Conclusion: Establishing the correct diagnosis of GH is necessary to plan appropriate surgical intervention.

Keywords: Abdominal distention; Neonate; Ultrasonography; Ureteropelvic junction obstruction; Giant hydronephrosis


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eISSN: 1110-5704