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Multicystic dysplastic kidney

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky


Antenatal scan suspected cystic renal disease.

Patient Data

Age: Neonate
Gender: Female


The left kidney is enlarged extending from the left hypochondrium to the left iliac fossa with echogenic dysplastic renal parenchyma and undeveloped pelvicalyceal system. It shows multiple variable-sized cysts with thin walls and clear fluid content. 

Normal right kidney.

Case Discussion

Left kidney appearance is consistent with multicystic dysplastic kidney. It is a pediatric cystic renal disease and is most commonly an incidental finding on antenatal ultrasound.

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Case information

rID: 83251
Published: 17th Oct 2020
Last edited: 18th Oct 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Dar El Ashaa Center

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