Cystic kidney diseases

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Polycystic kidneys. (WC/CDC)

Cystic kidney diseases, also cystic renal diseases, are a group of medical kidney diseases characterized by multiple cysts.

Renal neoplasms, e.g. renal cell carcinoma, may be cystic. They are dealt with in kidney tumours.




Specific diseases

Benign cortical cyst of the kidney

  • AKA benign cortical cyst.

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

  • Abbreviated ADPKD.

Acquired renal cystic disease

Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease

  • Abbreviated ARPKD.

Localized cystic disease of the kidney

  • AKA segmental cystic disease of the kidney.
  • AKA unilateral cystic disease of the kidney.
  • AKA benign multilocular cyst of the kidney.

See also