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African Journal of Urology

Neonatal giant hydronephrosis – a rare case report

Authors: J.S. Aihole, M.N. Babu, V Jadhav, V.K. Kasaravalli

Journal: African Journal of Urology

Introduction: Pelvi uretric junction obstruction (PUJO) is the most common cause of hydronephrosis in the neonatal period and is also the commonest cause of a palpable abdominal mass in a child. Giant hydronephrosis (GH) in a neonate is rare. Observation: We are reporting a unique case of neonatal giant hydronephrosis which was managed successfully. Conclusion: Establishing the correct diagnosis of GH is necessary to plan appropriate surgical intervention. Keywords: Abdominal distention; Neonate; Ultrasonography; Ureteropelvic junction obstruction; Giant hydronephrosis