Cases of usual ultrasound
© Galiano 2015
Published: 30 September 2015
Ultrasound (US) can be decisive for diagnosis, in some situations, in others the contribution of the US is only complementary and must be integrated with other diagnostic tests. Finally, in some cases, the ultrasound imaging does not provide solutions, but offers questions. The clinic, experience, and knowledge can find appropriate solutions.
When an ultrasound is a diagnosis
When the ultrasound helps in diagnosis
When the ultrasound raises clinical questions
Routine fetal ultrasound screening reports dilatation of the urinary tract in about 1-2% of all pregnancies, most of these are mild or moderate, limited to the renal pelvis, calyceal and ureter is not seen, the bladder is normal, renal parenchyma have normal thickness and appearance. These children do not have an obstructive pathology, nor a predisposition to UTI, and in most cases the dilatation is transient and has no pathological significance. Only clinical experience and up to date knowledge avoids these children to undergo invasive, painful and expensive imaging techniques, or to strenuous follow-up.
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