The present study aimed to evaluate the prognostic scoring system for fetal echogenic kidneys to diagnose the fetal kidney diseases in mid trimester by determining the kidney volume, laterality, bladder size, amniotic fluid and other associated anomalies.
Methodology: 27 fetuses diagnosed with the “Echogenic kidneys” were enrolled in the study based on subjective assessment in sonography. The scoring was performed based on the certain parameters including renal size, laterality, bladder size, amniotic fluid and associated anomalies. The prognosis of the live births was assessed during the post natal life.
Results: Out of 27 fetuses enrolled in the present study, 11 were live births, 9 were NND, IUD and miscarriage and 7 were terminations. 10 live births had the scoring of 4, 5 and 6 and 1 live birth had a scoring of 8.
Conclusion: Within the limitations of the study we can conclude that the scoring system could be a good tool to identify the anomalies in the fetal kidneys during the mid-trimester. With the identification of the fetal echogenic kidneys the prognosis can be ruled out which helps in easing out the parental anxiety and renders them correct advice to opt for termination or not.