Role of in-office ultrasonography in screening infants and children for urinary obstruction

Max Maizels*, M. R. Zaontz, C. F. Firlit

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Abstract

With the availability of machines suitable for the office, we studied whether in-office ultrasonography could assist in the management of children with known or suspected hydronephrosis. Of 509 children examined, 81 (16 per cent) had hydronephrosis. In 56 (70 per cent) of these children, ultrasonography was helpful in expediting the diagnosis (9 cases), clarifying the etiology (16 cases), evaluating the condition postoperatively (26 cases), and screening (5 cases). Three incorrect ultrasound diagnoses were encountered. The authors believe that ultrasound is the best initial imaging method for the urinary tract and have shown that it is practical and effective in an office setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-435+xi
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Volume17
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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