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Prenatal-diagnosed urinary malformations


Prenatal-diagnosed urinary malformations are congenital abnormalities of the urinary system that are identified during prenatal screening examinations. These malformations can involve the kidneys, urinary tract, or bladder of the fetus. Early diagnosis of these conditions is crucial to ensure proper monitoring and timely intervention.

Common types of prenatal-diagnosed urinary malformations include:

  • Renal agenesis: Complete absence of one of the kidneys.
  • Polycystic kidney: Presence of multiple cysts in the kidneys.
  • Urethral stenosis: Narrowing of the urethra, which can cause bladder emptying problems.
  • Posterior urethral valve: An abnormal tissue area in the posterior part of the urethra that can obstruct urine flow.
  • Vesicoureteral reflux: An anomaly in which urine flows back from the urinary tract to the kidneys.


To understand the most appropriate treatment for prenatal-diagnosed urinary malformations, it is advisable to schedule an appointment with Professor Christian Gozzi for a specialized consultation.

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