Intraoperative finding of retroperitoneal mature cystic tera
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A 2 years old asymptomatic girl comes to our observation. Baby delivered normally (weighing at birth 2.9 kg); left hydronephrosis at antenatal ultrasound (US) was suspected. Post-natal abdominal US revealed a left segmental multicystic kidney (presence of 3 cysts at upper pole). Dynamic renal scintigraphy, performed at 3 months of life, was normal. Voiding cystourethrography (VCUG), performed at 6 months of life, was normal. US controls (practiced every 3 months in the first year and every six months in the second year of life) revealed cysts persistence , whose dimensions were fairly stable over the years (respectively about 16, 18 and 19 mm). GIven no spontaneous regression of cysts, it was decided to perform a left partial nephrectomy with open, retroperitoneal approach....

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