The purpose of the study was to determine the incidence of silent but significant urinary tract abnormalities that might be detected by screening renal ultrasound studies of apparently healthy infants. Of 437 babies studied, six were found to have uropathology severe enough to warrant surgery for an incidence of 1.37% or one of every 73 babies studied.
- Received July 9, 1987.
- Accepted December 2, 1987.
- Copyright © 1988 by the American Academy of Pediatrics