The Antenatal urinary tract dilation CPG is a new topic and has been reviewed by the CPG committee.
The Key points for the CPG are
- Dilation of the fetal renal collecting system is often benign, but may be caused by serious underlying pathology
- The goal of assessment is to identify babies with significant renal or urinary tract abnormalities, while limiting unnecessary radiographic studies
- A child with moderate to severe dilation (anterior posterior renal pelvic diameter >10 mm) requires further investigation and early referral to avert long-term complications