Pseudohydronephrosis

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 08 Feb 2021

Pseudohydronephrosis (plural: pseudohydronephroses) refers to normal anatomy or non-significant pathologies that may mimic hydronephrosis. There is usually fluid-density material within a dilated part of the urinary tract, but without other signs of obstruction such as retroperitoneal fat stranding, renal perfusion abnormality, or renal enlargement.

Pathology

Etiology

Causes include 1:

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