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2008-09-10-10 Multicystic dysplastic kidney disease, unilateral © Cuillier
Multicystic dysplastic kidney disease, unilateral, 32 weeks

Fabrice Cuillier, MD*; M. Emorine, MD**; Alice Bertha***.

*      Service de Gynécologie, Hôpital F. Guyon, 97400 Saint-Denis, Réunion, France;
**    Gynecologist, 97400 Saint-Paul, Ile de la Réunion, France;
***   Student, Arizona State University. University Drive and Mill Avenue Tempe, Arizona 85281.


Case report

A 26-year-old G1P4 woman from a non-consanguineous couple, was refererred to our center at 32 weeks due to a fetal abdominal cyst. Our ultrasonography revealed a female fetus with an enlarged left multicystic kidney with an absence of corticomedullary differentiation (Images 1, 2, 3, and 4). The urinary bladder was normal. At 34 weeks the cystic lesions slightly increased in size. Right kidney was normal and so was the amount of the amniotic fluid.

The neonate was delivered at 36 weeks (3200 g) and the findings were confirmed.

Images 1, 2: 32nd week of pregnancy. The images show the left multicystic kidney of the fetus and normal appearance of the right kidney (right side of the image 2).


Images 3, 4: 32nd week of pregnancy, the images show sagittal scans of the left multicystic kidney.


Image 5: 32nd week of pregnancy; the image shows a 3D appearance of the female gender of the fetus.


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