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What kinds of disorders are associated with enlarged kidneys on a fetal ultrasound?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Several.

Trisomy 18/13, polycystic renal disease, multicystic dysplastic kidney disease, renal tumors (mesoblastic nephroma) are all possibilities.
Expert mfm advice and serial sonography are required.

In brief: Several.

Trisomy 18/13, polycystic renal disease, multicystic dysplastic kidney disease, renal tumors (mesoblastic nephroma) are all possibilities.
Expert mfm advice and serial sonography are required.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Danae Steele
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Many

Enlarged kidneys can be because urine is not draining from the kidney and is backing up into the central part of the kidney, or it can be because the kidney tissue is filled with cysts, or other reasons.
Some of these problems can be minor, others can be life-threatening. If you have been told that your baby's kidneys are enlarged, ask to be referred to a maternal fetal medicine specialist.

In brief: Many

Enlarged kidneys can be because urine is not draining from the kidney and is backing up into the central part of the kidney, or it can be because the kidney tissue is filled with cysts, or other reasons.
Some of these problems can be minor, others can be life-threatening. If you have been told that your baby's kidneys are enlarged, ask to be referred to a maternal fetal medicine specialist.
Dr. Danae Steele
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