Multicystic dysplastic kidney - antenatal ultrasound

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel
Diagnosis almost certain


Primigravida for 20 weeks scan. No complaints.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

Fetal right kidney shows cysts of various size, and the right kidney parenchyma is echogenic. There is no hydronephrosis or hydroureter.

Fetal left kidney is normal. Urinary bladder is normal. Liquor volume is normal. There is normal foetal situs.

Fetal growth corresponds to menstrual dates.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound findings of multiple cysts in right kidney favor multicystic dysplastic kidney.

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