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Slovenska pediatrija 2023; 30: 197-203

https://doi.org/10.38031/slovpediatr-2023-4-07en

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POSTNATAL DIAGNOSTICS OF CONGENITAL KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT ANOMALIES

Damjana Ključevšek
Služba za radiologijo, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija in Medicinska fakulteta, Univerza v Ljubljani, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Daša Šfiligoj Planjšek
Klinika za nuklearno medicino, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Evita Pšeničny Ažman
Služba za radiologijo, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Gregor Novljan
Klinični oddelek za nefrologijo, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija in Medicinska fakulteta, Univerza v Ljubljani, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Abstract

Imaging is essential for the detection and identification of congenital kidney and urinary tract anomalies (suspected during prenatal diagnosis, immediately after birth or later in life), for determining the risk of potential renal impairment, and for the follow-up of afflicted children to reduce or delay the development of chronic kidney disease.

Key words: congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract, ultrasound, scintigraphy, magnetic resonance imaging, children