It is a condition present before birth in the fetus itself. In antenatal hydronephrosis, the baby’s kidneys are enlarged and are filled with water. It is detected in the fetus via ultrasound in the early stages of the pregnancy and requires no special care at this stage. Most pediatric urologists initiate treatment only after the birth of the baby.
Being the congenital ailment it happens due to these abnormal developments in the fetus:
As the name’ Antenatal’ suggests it is present from before the birth. It is common for a woman to come for a regular ultrasound. And we can detect any abnormality in the fetus’s organ in the second trimester’s ultrasound itself.
Most of the time, no treatment is required for antenatal hydronephrosis as it heals on its own in the womb. The surgery should happen after 4-6 weeks after the birth of the baby as it boosts the chances of recovery. The treatment we give is dependent on the cause of hydronephrosis.
We recommend this as the last resort when antibiotics fail to heal primary vesicoureteral flux. The surgery we perform is laparoscopic and the infant can recover quickly. Laparoscopic surgery- It is done to unblock one or both the ureters. It treats the urine blockage from the kidney to the bladder in UPJ obstruction. This is done laparoscopically with minimum side effects.
It is very common as most children are born with it. But it goes away on its own by the third trimester hence it is best to consult the best pediatric urologist in town if such condition develops.
In most cases, it is not serious and will heal on its own before birth. But treatment becomes necessary when it is due to urinary tract infection on infants as it might lead to permanent kidney damage. The best pediatric urologist in Delhi will heal this problem at the earliest.