Title

Unilateral Renal Agenesis: the Clinical Approach and Management

Date of Award

Spring 2022

Degree Name

Master of Medical Science (Physician Assistant)

Department

Physician Assistant; College of Health Sciences

First Advisor

Dr. Kevin Basile

Abstract

Unilateral renal agenesis (URA) is a fairly common condition, found in roughly 1 in 1,000 births. While the prognosis of this condition tends to be good, it can increase the risk for development of adverse medical problems and conditions, including vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), hypertension, proteinuria, albuminuria, and progression to end stage renal disease. Most cases of URA are discovered very early in life, however some will go undetected, leading to future complications due to lack of appropriate care. This paper explores the current knowledge of URA, associated anomalies and problems, as well as the management of the condition.

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Unilateral Renal Agenesis: the Clinical Approach and Management

Unilateral renal agenesis (URA) is a fairly common condition, found in roughly 1 in 1,000 births. While the prognosis of this condition tends to be good, it can increase the risk for development of adverse medical problems and conditions, including vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), hypertension, proteinuria, albuminuria, and progression to end stage renal disease. Most cases of URA are discovered very early in life, however some will go undetected, leading to future complications due to lack of appropriate care. This paper explores the current knowledge of URA, associated anomalies and problems, as well as the management of the condition.