Renal Agenesis, Dysplasia, Hypoplasia, and Cystic Diseases of the Kidney

  • M. Riccabona
  • E. Ring
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Renal malformations represent the most common manifestation of congenital diseases in childhood. Renal agenesis, dysplasia, hypoplasia, and cystic renal diseases are such entities. Causes vary: some malformations derive from the complex renal organogenesis, others have genetic and inherited causes. Furthermore, an acquired disease can be present. Knowledge of the individual etiology helps to understand the disease process, affects further diagnostic and therapeutic management, and helps to properly evaluate the prognosis for these patients and their families.

Keywords

Sedimentation Sponge Tetracycline Pyramid Gadolinium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Riccabona
    • 1
  • E. Ring
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Division of Pediatric RadiologyUniversity Hospital GrazGrazAustria
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, Division General PediatricsUniversity Hospital GrazGrazAustria

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