Postnatal management of congenital bilateral renal hypodysplasia

Claudio La Scola, Ian Hewitt, Andrea Pasini, Fabrizio Pugliese, Giovanni Montini

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Renal hypodysplasia (RHD) is a congenital disorder, characterized by an abnormally developed kidney. Mutations in genes such as PAX2, HNF1-beta, TCF2, EYA1, that encode factors critical in early renal development, are being found. RHD is the leading cause of chronic renal failure in childhood, with or without associated urologic abnormalities such as vesicoureteric reflux and urinary tract obstruction. Antenatal detection has improved understanding of this disorder, resulting in enhanced outcomes through earlier intervention, including peritoneal dialysis. Management requires a multidisciplinary team approach that commences prior to the birth of the child.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-100
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


  • neonatal chronic renal failure
  • Renal hypo-dysplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Medicine(all)


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