Congenital Anomalies of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter

  • Freddy Avni
  • Elisa Amzallag-Bellenger
  • Marianne Tondeur
  • Pierre-Hugues Vivier
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Congenital anomalies may involve any level of the collecting system; the most usual presentation is urinary tract dilatation that may already be detected during fetal life. The role of imaging is to determine the origin of the dilatation, i.e., obstructive versus nonobstructive (Table 1 lists the causes of urinary tract dilatation). Other useful information includes the level of the impairment to drainage (so-called obstruction) and its impact on renal function. All these data are important in order to determine the best therapeutic approach.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Freddy Avni
    • 1
  • Elisa Amzallag-Bellenger
    • 2
  • Marianne Tondeur
    • 3
  • Pierre-Hugues Vivier
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric RadiologyJeanne de Flandre Hospital, Lille University HospitalLilleFrance
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric ImagingJeanne de Flandre Mother and child hospital, Lille University HospitalsLilleFrance
  3. 3.Department of Radio-IsotopesCHU Saint-PierreBrusselsBelgium
  4. 4.Service de radiologieCHU Charles-NicolleRouen CedexFrance
  5. 5.X-Ray Expert, Maison médicale, Hôpital Privé de l’EstuaireLe HavreFrance

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