chapter  9
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Cystic renal disease

ByDavid FM Thomas

Cystic pathology of the kidney is relatively common across the age range from childhood into late adulthood. The pattern of renal cystic disease in infancy and childhood differs from that encountered in adults, with multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK) and the autosomal recessive form of polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) assuming greater importance than autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).