A total of 3 neonates exhibited severe post-obstructive diuresis after relief of unilateral ureteral obstruction. Of the neonates 2 had normal kidneys contralaterally while 1 had a contralateral kidney that was dysplastic. Urinary output exceeded oral intake initially in all 3 patients necessitating intravenous supplementation for up to 10 days. Stabilization resulted from an increase in oral intake rather than a decrease in diuresis. Unilateral post-obstructive diuresis is extremely uncommon but it may occur in the neonate because of the unique features of the renal physiology encountered in this age patient.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Urology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|
- infant, newborn
- ureteral obstruction
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