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In what way is a renal agenesis diagnosed?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Often by accident

The availability of ultrasound has increased the likelihood that an abdominal study done for an unrelated issue will pick up renal agenesis or other malformation.
I suggest the study for first degree relatives of a person with such renal defects as their risk increases to 1/50 from the 1/500 of the general population.It might also be found when evaluating a kidney issue, like recurrent uti's.

In brief: Often by accident

The availability of ultrasound has increased the likelihood that an abdominal study done for an unrelated issue will pick up renal agenesis or other malformation.
I suggest the study for first degree relatives of a person with such renal defects as their risk increases to 1/50 from the 1/500 of the general population.It might also be found when evaluating a kidney issue, like recurrent uti's.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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