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Antenatally diagnosed single kidney: lack of uniformity in postnatal management practice
  1. A Ahmed1,
  2. R Lakshman2
  1. 1Peterborough District Hospital, Peterborough, UK
  2. 2West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr A Ahmed
    Specialist Registrar in Paediatrics, Peterborough District Hospital, 3 Admiral House, Viersen Platz, Rivergate, Peterborough PE1 1ES, UK; ahmedshowk{at}

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Diagnosis of a single kidney on antenatal scan is not uncommon. Unilateral renal agenesis (URA) is reported to occur in 1:1500 prenatal ultrasound studies.1 Other causes of single kidney are less common and include unrecognised ectopic kidney and fetal involution of a previous unilateral multicystic dysplastic kidney.2 Forty eight per cent of children with URA are reported to have other urological anomalies, with …

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