Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease -antenatal.
Routine obstetric scan at 13 weeks for nuchal lucency.
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Antenatal ultrasound at 13 weeks showing enlarged fetal abdomen almost completely occupied by enlarged kidneys. Both kidneys are significantly enlarged and show numerous tiny cystic interfaces, consistent with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease.
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Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is a rare genetic disorder that can be detected on the antenatal ultrasound where it is manifested as enlarged and echogenic fetal kidneys. The kidneys appear echogenic due to numerous tiny cystic interfaces. It can be associated with congenital hepatic fibrosis and pulmonary hypoplasia.
- 1. Guay-Woodford LM, Desmond RA. Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease: the clinical experience in North America. (2003) Pediatrics. 111 (5 Pt 1): 1072-80. Pubmed