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Management of Urological Problems During Pregnancy: A Rationale and Strategy

  • Kevin R. LoughlinEmail author
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Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Abstract

This chapter reviews the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy and their impact on the urinary tract. Specific issues that are addressed include hydronephrosis and renal rupture during pregnancy, renal calculi, urologic cancers, urinary incontinence, and antibiotic use during pregnancy.

In addition, the management of less common conditions such as placenta percreta, pregnancy after urinary diversion, and pregnancy after renal transplantation is outlined.

Finally recommendations are made concerning urological management problems that can occur during delivery.

Keywords

Cesarean Delivery Urinary Diversion Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Ureteral Stone Nephrostomy Tube 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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  1. 1.Division of UrologyBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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