Multicystic dysplastic kidney

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Routine scan after first episode of UTI.

Patient Data

Age: 4 months
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Multiple cysts of varying sizes replacing the entire right renal parenchyma. No obvious communication with pelvicalyceal system is evident.

Normal left kidney.

Case Discussion

Multicystic dysplastic kidney is a pediatric cystic renal disease, which is usually diagnosed in-utero. This case depicts post-natal presentation of a unilateral multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK).

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