Multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK)
Newborn with an abnormal left kidney on antenatal ultrasound
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Enlarged left kidney with multiple non-communicating cysts of varying sizes and shape replacing the entire renal parenchyma with intercystic echogenic areas representing most likely fibrous parenchyma.
The right kidney shows normal appearance
The diagnosis of MCDK is often made antenatally usually from the 15th week of gestation. There is a predisposition for the left kidney with a higher incidence in males for unilateral MCDK (as in this case).
Additional contributor: ZE. Boudiaf, MD