How to Treat Quiz: Congenital Abnormalities of the Kidney and Urinary Tract
This education discusses the presentation, assessment and management of congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract in three broad groups: abnormalities of renal migration, abnormalities of the kidney or renal cortex, and abnormalities of the collecting system.
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On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the common congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract.
- List the indications for specialist referral.
- Discuss the investigation of common congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract.
- Describe the management of the common congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract.
Participants are required to complete an online form. This asks if each learning objective was met, if overall needs were met, and the relevance of the education to the participant’s practice.
Congenital abnormalities of the kidneys and urinary tracts are a group of developmental abnormalities of the renal parenchyma, the collecting system, or both. As a group they are among the most common congenital abnormalities identified antenatally. Postnatally, the incidence is estimated at between 0.3 and 4.5%.2 They range in severity from asymptomatic, incidental findings to life-limiting and even life-threatening, depending on the abnormality in question. Congenital abnormalities of the kidneys and urinary tracts are associated with a significant disease burden, including around 40% of end-stage renal disease in young people.