The effects of nephrectomy on the developing fetus


Karnak I., Andiran F., Tanyel F. C. , Muftuoglu S., Cakar N., Buyukpamukcu N., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.6, no.5, pp.270-273, 1996 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2008-1066525
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.270-273

Abstract

Bilateral renal pathologies such as renal agenesis and renal dysplasia and lower urinary tract obstruction have been reported to result in pulmonary hypoplasia. Although oligohydramnios and resultant thoracic compression was suggested to be the cause of pulmonary hypoplasia, the exact mechanism is still unknown. Additionally the effect of absence of renal tissue on the development of the fetus has not been previously studied in detail. Therefore an experimental study was planned to investigate the effects of fetal nephrectomy on development.