Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (antenatal US)

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


22-weeks pregnancy.

Patient Data

Age: 22-weeks
Gender: Female

Antenatal ultrasound (second trimester)

Severe oligohydramnios and an enlarged abdomen circumference caused by enlarged kidneys.  

Both kidneys were partially replaced by numerous irregular cystic structures (1-3mm) with echogenic tissue separating them. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates cystic kidney disease of childhood, with the main differential diagnosis being autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) and, less likely, bilateral multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK).

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Case information

rID: 12592
Published: 19th Dec 2010
Last edited: 14th Jan 2020
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