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Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial

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NORONHA, Lucia de et al. Study of urinary tract congenital malformations: analysis of 6,245 pediatric autopsies. J. Bras. Patol. Med. Lab. [online]. 2003, vol.39, n.3, pp. 237-243. ISSN 1678-4774.

The presented study investigates epidemiologic aspects regarding congenital malformations of the urinary tract in a representative sample of stillborns, newborns, infants and children from Curitiba, analising autopsies from the Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology Unit (Service of the Clinical Hospital - Curitiba, Paraná) in a 40-year period. Sex, age groups and death causes are correlated, dividing the cases in specific groups of study, revealing epidemiologic abnormalities, rare diseases and diseases related to the death process. Out of 6,245 autopsies, 182 cases (2.9%) presented urinary tract congenital malformations. There was no difference between sex, and the group of newborns was the most prevalent. The group of malformations of the kidney and upper urinary tract contributed with 150 abnormalities.

Keywords : Malformations; Kidney; Autopsy.

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