Prune, Pseudo Prune and Other Dysplastic Uropathies

  • Philip G. Ransley
Part of the Clinical Practice in Urology book series (PRACTICE UROLOG)


We are about to witness a revolution in our understanding of dysplastic uropathies. It may become necessary to rewrite some of the previously written chapters on the dilated urinary tract in the infant and the neonate so the dysplastic uropathies mentioned in the title of this chapter make the basis of an interesting discussion. The classic theories of renal dysplasia are no longer tenable.


Bladder Neck Undescended Testis Posterior Urethral Valve Renal Dysplasia Suprapubic Catheter 
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Further Reading

  1. Duckett JW (1976) The prune belly syndrome. In: Kelalis PP, King LR (eds) Clinical paediatric urology. Chapter 16. Saunders, PhiladelphiaGoogle Scholar
  2. Stephens FD (1983) Congenital malformations of the urinary tract. Praeger, New YorkGoogle Scholar

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