The Society for Fetal Urology consensus statement on the evaluation and management of antenatal hydronephrosis

J Pediatr Urol. 2010 Jun;6(3):212-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2010.02.205. Epub 2010 Apr 15.


The evaluation and management of fetuses/children with antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH) poses a significant dilemma for the practitioner. Which patients require evaluation, intervention or observation? Though the literature is quite extensive, it is plagued with bias and conflicting data, creating much confusion as to the optimal care of patients with ANH. In this article, we summarized the literature and proposed recommendations for the evaluation and management of ANH.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Consensus*
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Fetal Diseases / therapy
  • Humans
  • Hydronephrosis* / diagnosis
  • Hydronephrosis* / embryology
  • Hydronephrosis* / therapy
  • Kidney / embryology*
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis / methods*
  • Societies, Medical*
  • Urology / methods*