Localized cystic renal disease

Case contributed by Mohammadtaghi Niknejad
Diagnosis almost certain


Work up for flank pain.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Several varying sized thin walled cysts are present at right kidney less than 70 mm, without calcification or enhancing solid components. Features are most consistent with localized cystic renal disease.

A tiny stone, less than 3 mm, is present at gallbladder. 

Small fat containing umbilical hernia is present. 

The uterus contains a few fibroids. 

Case Discussion

Localized cystic renal disease is an uncommon, non-familial, non-progressive disease characterized by clusters of cysts within the normal renal parenchyma.

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