Multicystic dysplastic kidney

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Synonyms: MCDK | Multicystic renal dysplasia

A rare congenital anomaly of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) in which one or both kidneys (unilateral or bilateral MCDK respectively) are large distended by multiple cysts and non-functional. Unilateral MCDK is typically asymptomatic if the other kidney is fully functional but may occasionally present with abdominal obstructive signs when the cysts become too large. Bilateral MCDK is considered a lethal entity and neonates present with features of the Potter sequence severe pulmonary hypoplasia and severe renal failure and generally die shortly after birth.

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