Many urological conditions can be picked up early on maternal ultrasound scans. 1 in 600 fetal ultrasound scan picks up uropathy. Commonly a majority of these conditions are managed conservatively and do not require an operation. However the follw up of these fetuses and babies both before and after birth is important.
I currently conduct prenatal counselling alongwith my fetal medicine consultant in my NHS base (Evelina Children’s Hospital). I have an experience in this subspeciality as a consultant paediatric urologist for the past 7 years. My experience as a paediatric urology consultant gives me the added advantage to counsel prenatally and follow up these babaies after birth and keep a close watch for their urological condition as well as operate on them when it is deemed necessary.
I have the full support and the facility of good paediatric radiologists for the tests required for these babies like kidney ultrasound and isotope imaging to evaluate the function in these kidneys.
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