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Pediatric Hydronephrosis

Hydronephrosis means that the kidneys are abnormally dilated or overfilled with urine. There are several causes, many of which do not cause any harm to the kidneys, but in some cases hydronephrosis can be associated with poorly functioning kidneys. Hydronephrosis can affect one (unilateral) or both (bilateral) kidneys, and it resolves on its own in about half of all cases.

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Nephrology

Learn how our highly skilled team works across divisions to treat kidney disease in children.

Neonatology

Whether your infant has arrived prematurely or has a critical illness, the Children’s National Hospital top-ranked team assists in coordinating every service you and your baby need, including consultations, assessments, emergency treatments and continuing care.

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