The Cystic Kidney

  • Kenneth D. GardnerJr.
  • Jay Bernstein

Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Section 1

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. D. Gardner Jr
      Pages 3-17
  3. Section 2

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. A. P. Evan, J. A. McAteer
      Pages 21-41
    3. C. J. Kelly, E. G. Neilson
      Pages 43-53
    4. E. D. Avner, J. A. McAteer, A. P Evan
      Pages 55-98
    5. L. W. Welling
      Pages 99-116
    6. S. T. Reeders
      Pages 117-143
  4. Section 3

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. J. Bernstein
      Pages 147-170
    3. E. Levine, J. J. Grantham
      Pages 171-206
    4. W. M. Bennett, L. W. Elzinga, J. M. Barry
      Pages 247-275
    5. W. B. Weil Jr
      Pages 277-291
  5. Section 4

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. I. Ishikawa
      Pages 351-377
    3. E. R. Yendt
      Pages 379-391
    4. C. F. Piel
      Pages 393-411
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 437-444

About this book


This is a book about renal cysts and cystic kidneys. Its contributors have created a resource of current information in a field that once aroused only curiosity, but that now stands at the leading edge of molecular nephrology. Its authorship includes 'oldtimers', who bring the wisdom of experience, and 'newcomers', whose presence attests to the contributions made by the investigative and technological advances of the past decade. Its text is organized to carry the reader from renal cyst to cystic renal disease. Each of its chapters defines or explores a challenge or an advance. Cells that line renal cysts are diverse in structure, type, and perhaps function. The cysts themselves lie within an interstitium that is not normal and may influence cyst development and growth. Experimental analogs of human disease offer increasing opportunities to basic researchers to examine, in sequence and under controlled circumstances, those events that favor nephron dilation, cyst growth and ultimate renal failure.


genetics kidney pathogenesis radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth D. GardnerJr.
    • 1
  • Jay Bernstein
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of New Mexico HospitalAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anatomic PathologyWilliam Beaumont HospitalRoyal OakUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6690-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0457-6
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