Multicystic dysplastic kidneys (MCDK)

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
Ultrasound

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Case Discussion

Ultrasound of the left kidney demonstrates no normal renal parenchyma, the kidney having been replaced by numerous irregular cystic structures with echogenic tissue separating it. Shadowing areas either represents dense fibrous tissue or regions of calcification.

Appearances are consistent with multicystic dysplastic kidneys (MCDK) on the left in a child with compensatory hypertrophy on the right.

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Case information

rID: 8086
Published: 9th Jan 2010
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Tag: kidney
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