Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction (LUTO)
Lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO), also known as obstructive uropathy, is a rare birth defect in which an obstruction of the urethra prevents the fetus from passing urine. Early diagnosis and fetal intervention can prevent life-threatening complications.
Tune in to PBS on Tuesday, March 31, to watch the first episode of “Twice Born: Stories from the Special Delivery Unit,” a three-part documentary series that offers the first look inside CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment and its unique Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit.
CHOP’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment offers an unmatched level of care for babies with prenatally diagnosed birth defects. Our team is among the most experienced in the world, and includes pioneers in fetal medicine. Learn about our expertise and approach to care, and why that means better outcomes for your baby.