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renal localized cystic disease

Monday 10 December 2012

Localized Cystic Disease of the Kidney

Cystic changes are common in both neoplastic and non-neoplastic kidney diseases. The most important diagnostic consideration is to rule out cystic neoplasms and hereditary polycystic kidney disease for patient management.

Localized cystic disease of the kidney is a rare, nongenetic and nonprogressive cystic disease that may mimic cystic neoplasms or hereditary polycystic disease.

References

- Localized Cystic Disease of the Kidney: Distinction From Cystic Neoplasms and Hereditary Polycystic Diseases. Ding Y, Chen L, Deng FM, Melamed J, Fan R, Bonsib S, Zhou M. Am J Surg Pathol. 2012 Dec 1. PMID: #23211292#