bilateral hydronephrosisExpansion of the renal pelvis and calyces of both kidneys, due to interference with the drainage of urine from kidneys to the ureters and bladder.
Acute and chronic bilateral obstruction, vesicoureteric reflux, neurogenic bladder, bladder outlet obstruction and obstructive uropathy due to uteropelvic junction obstruction, posterior ureteral valves and prune belly syndrome.
Ultrasound for prenatal diagnosis of obstructive uropathy and prompt surgical correction may give good results; experimental surgery on the foetus in utero may relieve the obstruction or reduce the pressure on the kidney.
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bilateral hydronephrosisUrology Enlargement of the renal pelvis and calyces of both kidneys, which is associated with conditions that interfere with the drainage of urine from kidneys to the ureters and bladder Etiology Acute and chronic bilateral obstructive uropathy, vesicoureteric reflux, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, neurogenic bladder, bladder outlet obstruction, prune belly syndrome
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