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Glomerulocystic Kidney Disease and its rare associations: an autopsy report of two unrelated cases

Author(s): Gupta Kirti | Vankalakunti Mahesha | Sachdeva Man

Journal: Diagnostic Pathology
ISSN 1746-1596

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 12;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Abstract Background Glomerulocystic kidney disease is an uncommon type of cystic renal disease. It is characterized by cortical microsysts, which are represented by cystic dilatation of Bowman's spaces. Case presentation We describe a case of glomerulocystic disease in a neonate and another in an abortus associated with tracheo-oesophageal fistula and megacystic-megaureter syndrome. The kidney on autopsy was sponge-like and revealed presence of cysts corresponding to dilatations of Bowman's space microscopically. In these two cases, the Glomerulocystic Kidney Disease in one case corresponded to a sporadic form and, in the other, to a syndromic, non-heritable form of glomerulocystic kidney disease. Conclusion The associated anomalies in Glomerulocystic Kidney disease are well described in the literature. Two more new unrelated associations are described in this article.
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