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Giant hydronephrosis: uncommon presentation of a common disease
  1. Monika Bawa,
  2. Santosh Mahalik,
  3. K L N Rao
  1. Department of Pediatric Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Monika Bawa, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Advanced Pediatric Centre, 3rd floor A Block, PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012, India; monikabawa{at}hotmail.com

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A 5-year-old boy presented with progressively increasing abdominal distension since birth with no associated urinary or gastrointestinal symptoms. A large, non-tender, soft, cystic intra-abdominal lump occupying almost the whole abdomen could be palpated (figure 1). Other systemic examination and all blood tests were normal.

Figure 1

Gross abdominal distension with a mass occupying the whole abdomen.

A contrast-enhanced CT scan revealed a large complex cystic mass of …

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