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- n. distension of the kidneys due to obstruction in the flow of urine
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An accumulation of urine in the pelvis of the kidney, occasioned by obstruction in the urinary passages.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a condition produced by obstruction of the outflow of the urine through the ureter, so that the ureter and the renal pelvis become greatly distended.
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- n. accumulation of urine in the kidney because of an obstruction in the ureter
He has a condition called hydronephrosis which is totally treatable and not bad, but it does cause an increse in getting UTI's.
“My older son was born with hydronephrosis, which is a kinked ureter,” so his kidney is only partially functioning.
Mason was born with a condition called "hydronephrosis," which is a fancy way of saying one of his kidneys doesn't drain properly.
Initial ultrasound evaluation at 20 weeks gestation revealed a male fetus with a significantly enlarged bladder, severely decreased amniotic fluid volume (oligohydramnios) and bilateral hydronephrosis.
Morin L, Cendron M, Crombleholme TM, Garmel SH, Klauber G, D'Alton ME: Minimal hydronephrosis in the fetus: clinical significance and implications for management.
Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Fetal surgery for congenital hydronephrosis.
He has hydronephrosis in one kidney, which we actually discovered in an ultrasound before he was born.
We would be looking for hydrocephalus, an endocardial cushion defect or abdominal wall defect, nuchal fold thickening, a short or absent nasal bone, hydronephrosis, echogenic bowel, shortened humeri or femurs—all markers used in the ultrasound diagnosis of Down syndrome.
I think the reason I am much more relaxed this time around is because we didn't have the worry of health issues like we did with Christos - with his hydronephrosis.
I am thankful and so happy to say that Christos has outgrow the hydronephrosis... and all that is behind us.