A Rare Case of Urinary Ascites in Newborn


  • Punjab institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Pediatrics, India
  • Punjab institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Pediatrics, Jalandhar, Punjab, India


Urinary ascites in a newborn infant is unusual and most commonly indicates a disruption to the integrity of urinary tract, the most common cause being posterior urethral valve. The report describes a case of urinary ascites, probably calyx or bladder rupture due to underlying posterior urethral valve. The patient presented as an emergency and was treated with ventilator support and subsequent drainage of urine.


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