Conditions and Treatments from the Center for Perinatal Urology

Cervical Teratoma

Overview A cervical teratoma is a very rare congenital tumor in the neck. These tumors tend to be large, disfiguring masses — partly solid and partly fluid They make it impossible for a newborn to

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Hydronephrosis is a condition where urine overfills, or backs up, into the kidney, which causes the kidney to swell. Infants with hydronephrosis may be diagnosed before (prenatal) or after (postnatal)

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Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts filled with fluid in the kidneys. These cysts can reduce the kidney's ability to function, leading

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Posterior Urethral Valves

If your son has posterior urethral valves (PUV), it means that he was born with extra flaps of tissue that have grown in his urethra, the tube that leads from the bladder to the tip of his penis.

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A teratoma is a congenital (present prior to birth) tumor formed by different types of tissue. Teratomas in newborns are generally benign and don't spread. They can, however, be malignant, depending

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

What is a UTI? A urinary tract infection is a bacterial infection in the urinary tract that can cause discomfort and complications in your child if left untreated. The experts at Boston Children’s

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Wilms' Tumor

Wilms tumor (also called nephroblastoma) is a cancerous tumor in the cells of the kidney. Fortunately, with the right treatment, Wilms tumor is highly treatable. Wilms tumor can occur at any age

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