Neonatal Urinary Ascites: A Case Report

Authors

1 Assistant Professor of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Dr. Sheikh Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Associate Professor of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Dr. Sheikh Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Abstract

Introduction
One of the rare problems in newborns is ascites. Almost 30 percent of neonatal ascites is caused by urinary disease. The most common cause is urinary tract obstruction from posterior urethral valve.
Case Report
In this case report, we present a two-day boy with urinary ascites at Akbar hospital Mashhad, Iran, it was initially thought the ascites have liver origin.
Conclusion
In conclusion the causes of the ascites should be determined for treatment management. This can be achieved by analysis of the ascites fluid. Although urinary ascites is a very rare condition, it needs rapid management to gain a good outcome.

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