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Severe Hydronephrosis

Oron Frenkel, MD

Moderate-to-severe hydronephrosis can be identified as contiguous fluid extending from the pelvis into the calyces, suggesting a downstream obstruction. Both kidneys should always be scanned to distinguish unilateral from bilateral obstructions which would suggest a more distal etiology.

Specialties: EMED, EMS, Primary Care
Applications: Abdomen

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