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Doctors diagnosed Austin with multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK), a condition where one kidney does not develop correctly as it is forming in the womb.
(5) Cases of fetal hydronephrosis associated with other major congenital anomalies including renal agenesis, multicystic dysplastic kidney, and polycystic kidney disease were excluded as these cases have different postnatal outcomes and management plans.
Dax, now 18 months, had multicystic dysplastic kidney, which meant his left kidney hadn't formed properly and was covered in cysts.
The ranges in other pathologies were: extra-renal pelvis (18-28mm), vesicoureteric reflux (5.2-9mm), multicystic dysplastic kidney (11.3-24mm).
Multicystic dysplastic kidney may also be seen in an ectopic kidney.
A CT then showed an atrophic right kidney with compensatory hypertrophy of the left kidney, probably due to congenital right multicystic dysplastic kidney.
"We were told he had a multicystic dysplastic kidney which hadn't formed properly and wasn't functioning," remembers Maria.
Uterus didelphys with obstructed hemivagina and multicystic dysplastic kidney. Eur J Pediatr Surg 2005;15:441-5.
Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract are part of a family of diseases with different anatomical origins, including kidney anomalies, such as multicystic dysplastic kidney, hypoplastic kidney, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, vescicoureteral reflux, megaureter, and anomalies of the bladder and urethra.[sup.1]
(5.-) Avni EF, Thoua Y, et al: Multicystic dysplastic kidney: Natural history from in utero diagnosis and postnatal follow up.
The most commonly diagnosed CAKUT include a multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK), vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR) and obstructive uropathy due to posterior urethral valves (PUV) or pelvoureteric junction obstruction (PUJO).
Indication: Indications for nephrectomy may be a poor or nonfunctioning kidney related to UPJ obstruction due to stones or refluxing nephropathy, a multicystic dysplastic kidney, malignancy such as renal cell carcinoma or Wilms' tumor, and pediatric kidney recipients.