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What is fetal unilateral polycystic kidney?

Unilateral polycystic kidney disease in the fetus is an infantile disease that can seriously affect babys health. Unilateral polycystic kidney disease common in infants, the main clinical symptoms is huge kidney and no urine, fetal unilater...

What is fetal unilateral polycystic kidney?

Sep 01, 2017 by Kidney Disease Expert

Unilateral polycystic kidney disease in the fetus is an infantile disease that can seriously affect baby's health. Unilateral polycystic kidney disease common in infants, the main clinical symptoms is huge kidney and no urine, fetal unilateral polycystic kidney up to 300 grams, is 10 times more than the normal fetal kidney, no abnormal appearance, there are many radial uniform prismatic cysts, about 1 mm in diameter, is the expansion of renal pelvis the renal parenchyma of oppression and narrow and smaller. Severe cases are destroyed by compression of most renal units, so birth is often a death or shortly after birth, and a huge baby kidney can cause a difficult birth.

Fetal unilateral polycystic kidney is a congenital anomaly, is unilateral or bilateral kidneys, and has one or several sizes of circular, not interlinked with the cyst cavity, mostly unilateral, so called simple renal cyst. Typically, a single fetal polycystic kidney dies from uremia within a few months after birth, and dies of liver disease and uremia before adulthood. Adult polycystic kidney in uremic patients is very slow, the average life expectancy of about 50 years, after the onset of symptoms, the average survival time was 10 years, but inpidual differences, there are many patients without clinical symptoms of a lifetime. Even end-stage uremia can also underwent hemodialysis, bladder dialysis and renal transplantation replacement therapy, three of the survivors have been over 10 years old.

Fetal unilateral polycystic kidney symptoms for huge kidney and no urine, it may be a congenital anomaly, is the number of cysts of varying sizes round not connected with foreign, mostly unilateral, so called unilateral polycystic kidney.

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