J Korean Med Sci.  2003 Apr;18(2):284-286. 10.3346/jkms.2003.18.2.284.

Unilateral Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease with Contralateral Renal Agenesis: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. choikc@chonnam.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Cheju National University Medical School, Jeju, Korea.

Abstract

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common hereditary renal disease. There are some reports in the literature concerning unilateral ADPKD. However, in adults, only a few cases of unilateral ADPKD with agenesis of contralateral kidney have been reported. We present a case of unilateral ADPKD with agenesis of contralateral kidney in a 66-yr-old man. Radiographic images showed the enlarged right kidney with multiple variable-sized cysts and the absence of the left kidney. The diagnosis of ADPKD was confirmed by the family screening. The patient received maintenance hemodialysis for endstage renal disease. We report a case of unilateral ADPKD associated with contralateral renal agenesis in a 66-yr-old male patient with a literature review.

Keyword

Polycystic Kidney; Autosomal Dominant; Organogenesis; Renal Dialysis

MeSH Terms

Abdomen/pathology
Aged
Female
Human
Kidney/abnormalities*
Male
Pedigree
Polycystic Kidney, Autosomal Dominant/diagnosis*
Polycystic Kidney, Autosomal Dominant/pathology*
Polycystic Kidney, Autosomal Dominant/physiopathology
Radiopharmaceuticals/metabolism
Technetium Tc 99m Dimercaptosuccinic Acid/metabolism
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