Congenital anomalies of the kidney: Number, position, rotation, and vasculature

Paul H. Smith, John H. Makari

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


A broad spectrum of developmental abnormalities of the genitourinary tract is known to occur within the pediatric population (Table 3.1). Given the complexdevelopmental process of the genitourinary system, it is not surprising that abnormalities of the genitourinary tract are among the most common congenital anomalies. Collectively, congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) occur in approximately 1 in 500 live births [ 1 ]. CAKUT represent a diverse group of anomalies with varying clinical implications; however, taken together, CAKUT are of great clinical signifi cance as they encompass the most common causes of renal failure in children [ 1 ].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCongenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract
Subtitle of host publicationClinical Implications in Children
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783319292199
ISBN (Print)9783319292175
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Congenital anomalies of the kidney: Number, position, rotation, and vasculature'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this