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Ultrasound should be performed after 48 hours of life in a full-term infant to help in detecting hydronephrosis.
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Based on anterior-posterior pelvic diameter (APRPD) +/-calyceal dilation and renal parenchymal thinning:
- Normal or mild hydronephrosis - APRPD<10 mm
- Moderate hydronephrosis- APRPD 10-15 mm
- Severe hydronephrosis- APRPD >15 mm is the greatest risk for significant renal disease requiring surgical correction
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