Pregnancy scans may occasionally suggest that one of your baby’s kidneys has not developed properly – one possible cause is a multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK). If a child is born with a serious problem in one kidney, how worried should we be? Expert paediatric urologist Miss Marie-Klaire Farrugia is here to explain.
Some children are born with a condition called pelviureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction, which blocks the flow of urine from their kidneys to the bladder. Serious blockage can lead to a deterioration of the function in that kidney , so we asked consultant paediatric urologist Miss Marie-Klaire Farrugia how PUJ obstruction is diagnosed, and when surgery is considered as a treatment option.
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Hydronephrosis occurs when one or both kidneys stretch and swell because of a build-up in urine, and affects around 1 in 500 pregnancies.