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Urol Ann ; 10(3): 287-290, 2018 Jul-Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30089987


Purpose: The aim is to assess the outcomes of different approaches for the management of renal stones associated with horseshoe kidneys (HSKs) in our institution over a 12-year period. Methods: A retrospective review of 144 patients with HSKs who presented from 2000 to 2012 was performed. Twenty-eight patients (19.4%) were found to have renal stones. Demographic data were collected; the method of treatment and the outcomes of stone management were reviewed. We excluded patients with non-functioning moieties and associated genitourinary anomalies, and those with incomplete data. Results: We included 25 patients, of which 16 males (64%) and 9 females (36%), with a mean age of 37 years. Mean serum creatinine level was 66 mmol/L. Eleven patients with a stone size <8 mm were treated expectantly with medical treatment, with only one patient requiring endoscopic intervention. Six patients (24%) with a stone size between 1 cm and ≤2 cm were treated with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) with the placement of double J stents, and seven patients (28%) with a stone size of >2 cm were treated with percutaneous nephrolithotomy. One patient with a 10 mm stone was treated using flexible ureteroscopy. No significant perioperative complications were encountered. Conclusions: Indications, methods of treatment, and outcomes of management of stones associated with HSKs were comparable to those for stones associated with normal kidneys. Tailored approach based on stone size is highly recommended. ESWL accompanied with ureteric stenting is a promising strategy for the management of stones associated with HSKs in selected patients requiring intervention.

Can Urol Assoc J ; 12(3): E137-E141, 2018 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29283090


INTRODUCTION: Fetal hydronephrosis (HN) occurs in approximately 5% of pregnancies and its prognosis depends mainly on the grade of the dilation. We attempted to determine the fate of isolated, unilateral, high-grade HN in children with antenatal diagnosis, emphasizing the risk factors for progression. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 424 children (690 kidney units) with antenatal HN in the period between 2010 and 2014. We included only those patients with isolated high-grade HN (Society for Fetal Urology [SFU] Grade 3 or 4). Patients with bilateral HN or unilateral HN associated with dilated ureter or reflux and patients with missed followup were excluded. The prognosis of HN (whether improved, stabilized, or progressed) and the need for surgical intervention in this subset of patients was evaluated. RESULTS: A total of 44 children (34 boys and 10 girls) were identified. Ultrasounds showed SFU Grade 3 HN in 24 (54%) and SFU Grade 4 HN in 20 (46%). After a mean followup of three years (range 1-5), 10 children (23%) needed surgical intervention; four Grade 3 HN (16%) and six Grade 4 HN (30%). The majority of children with differential renal function (DRF) ≥40% (69.5%) were stable or improved. Five girls (50%) and five boys (17%) progressed and required surgical intervention. No patient with a renal pelvis anteroposterior diameter (APD) <1.5 cm needed surgical intervention. CONCLUSIONS: Infants with isolated, unilateral, high-grade HN might be managed conservatively. Male gender, DRF ≥40%, SFU Grade 3 HN, and APD <1.5 cm were favourable prognostic factors.

Urology ; 98: 144-148, 2016 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27421781


OBJECTIVE: To assess the need for postnatal evaluation and the long-term consequences in patients with prenatal diagnosis of unilateral renal agenesis (URA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of the records of all patients with prenatal diagnosis of URA between 2004 and 2013 was done. We included all patients who underwent postnatal evaluation with renal bladder ultrasound (RBUS), dimercaptosuccinic acid scan, and a voiding cystourethrogram. Long-term follow-up included physical examination and assessment of contralateral renal growth. RESULTS: A total of 46 children (24 boys and 22 girls) with URA were identified. Ultrasounds showed associated hydronephrosis in 9 patients (19%). Dimercaptosuccinic acid scans confirmed the diagnosis of URA in all patients and showed renal scars in 2 solitary kidneys (4%). Vesicoureteral reflux was diagnosed in 4 patients (12%); all were of low grade and managed conservatively. After a mean follow up of 4 years, RBUS showed compensatory hypertrophy in 31 patients (67%), 3 patients (6%) developed chronic kidney disease, and 2 patients (4%) developed hypertension. CONCLUSION: Prenatally detected cases of URA should be promptly evaluated. RBUS is found to be sufficient for diagnosis. However, additional imaging may be indicated for confirming the diagnosis and detection of other associated urinary anomalies. Serial assessment of the contralateral solitary kidney growth and serum creatinine measurement will be helpful to assess kidney function on the long term.

Rim/diagnóstico por imagem , Cuidado Pós-Natal , Diagnóstico Pré-Natal/métodos , Rim Único/diagnóstico , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Rim/anormalidades , Masculino , Gravidez , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Tempo
Urol Ann ; 5(4): 296-8, 2013 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24311916


Association between Prune belly syndrome (PBS) and urethral hypoplasia is an unusual condition. It is usually fatal unless there is a communication between the fetal bladder and the amniotic sac. We report a case of PBS with urethral hypoplasia and congenital vesico-cutaneous fistula in a male neonate. Patient underwent cutaneous vesicostomy and was discharged for close follow up of his renal function and for future reconstruction.