Unusual presentation of glomerulocystic kidney disease in an adult patient Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Kidney Diseases, Cystic
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic
  • Kidney Glomerulus

abstract

  • A 38-year-old Latin-American man developed uremic syndrome without any evidence of previous kidney diseases or any other health problems. Ultrasound and CT scan confirmed normal size of the kidneys without evidence of urinary tract obstruction or renal parenchymal cysts. Kidney biopsy showed cystic dilatation of Bowman's space (glomerulocystic kidney disease). The patient was started on hemodialysis. Severe renal dysfunction and uremic symptoms are a rare initial manifestation of glomerulocystic kidney disease. This pathology should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with normal size kidney and chronic renal failure.

publication date

  • January 1994

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 7834921

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 266

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 42

number

  • 4