Kinetics of Cyst Development in Cystic Renal Disease

  • Larry W. Welling
  • Dan J. Welling


The cysts in polycystic renal disease are always filled with fluid. In this chapter we consider the accumulation of that fluid to be a primary event in cyst production, consider the source of that fluid, and then ask whether or not the amount and rate of cyst filling and growth can give us additional information about their cause.


Absorptive Capacity Cyst Wall Cyst Volume Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid Cystic Renal Disease 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Larry W. Welling
    • 1
  • Dan J. Welling
    • 2
  1. 1.Veterans Administration Medical CenterKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Pathology and PhysiologyUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterKansas CityUSA

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