The fetal urinoma revisited

Silaja Yitta, Payam Saadai, Roy A. Filly

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The fetal urinoma is a rare but important diagnosis, as it indicates substantial underlying obstruction with implications for the functionality of the affected kidney. This case series describes a single center's experience with the diagnosis and management of fetal urinomas. All 25 cases were diagnosed or referred to our medical center over an 11-year period. Most cases were secondary to either posterior urethral valves or ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Fetal interventions, including percutaneous drainage of the urinoma and cystoscopic alleviation of bladder outlet obstruction, were performed in 4 cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Fetal
  • Obstetric ultrasound
  • Obstruction
  • Posterior urethral valves
  • Ureteropelvic junction
  • Urinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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