polycystic kidney

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polycystic kidney

[¦päl·i′sis·tik ′kid·nē]
(medicine)
A usually hereditary, congenital, and bilateral disease in which a large number of cysts are present on the kidney.
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Tubulocystic carcinoma of kidney: A challenging diagnostic entity mimicking multicystic kidney and presenting with bone metastasis.
The differential diagnosis of a cystic mass located between the kidney and the spine includes urinoma, lymphangioma, hemorrhagic neuroblastoma, mesenteric cyst, enteric duplication, multicystic kidney disease, polycystic kidney disease and ureteric duplication.
Medics told the couple there was no chance of their baby surviving as the multicystic kidney disease affected both of his kidneys and neither were functioning.
It is worth noting that the often-quoted rate of vesicoureteral reflux up to 43% from the Multicystic Kidney Registry is prone to selection bias as only 15% of patients in the registry had a voiding cystogram.
For example, multicystic kidneys erroneously called MCDKs were proven to be examples of GCKD instead.