Unilateral post-obstructive diuresis in the neonate

T. B. Boone, T. D. Allen

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A total of 3 neonates exhibited severe post-obstructive diuresis after relief of unilateral ureteral obstruction. Of the neonates 2 had normal kidneys contralaterally while 1 had a contralateral kidney that was dysplastic. Urinary output exceeded oral intake initially in all 3 patients necessitating intravenous supplementation for up to 10 days. Stabilization resulted from an increase in oral intake rather than a decrease in diuresis. Unilateral post-obstructive diuresis is extremely uncommon but it may occur in the neonate because of the unique features of the renal physiology encountered in this age patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)430-432
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992


  • diuresis
  • infant, newborn
  • ureteral obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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