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Endocrinology 

Endocrinology
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Endocrinology
Author(s):

Grenville Fox

, Nicholas Hoque

, and Timothy Watts

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198703952.003.0016
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date: 25 November 2020

This chapter provides background information on fetal and neonatal renal development, physiology, and function. Detailed information is given on management of common, antenatally diagnosed, renal anomalies (renal pelvis dilatation/hydronephrosis); post-natal diagnoses (hypospadius, hydrocele); posterior urethral valves; polycystic kidney disease; and rarer diagnoses. There is a guideline on the management of acute renal failure in the newborn, and information on dialysis.

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