Dysplastic Kidney

“Fetal multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK) is a condition that affects the development of one or both of your baby’s kidneys before birth. One or both kidneys do not grow into the proper shape. In the body, the kidneys help filter waste products and make urine.

MCDK can be unilateral (affect 1 kidney) or, in rare cases, bilateral (affects both kidneys). One or both kidneys grow cysts (fluid-filled sacs) that look like a bunch of grapes. The cysts cause the unhealthy kidney to not work. Over time, the abnormal kidney (with cysts) will shrink and may disappear. The normal kidney (without cysts) will do the work for both kidneys.” Read More


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