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What is Medullary Sponge Kidney?

What is Medullary Sponge Kidney?

  • Medullary Sponge Kidney: A rare inherited disorder where the tubes in the kidneys that collect urine are wider than normal.
  • Medullary Sponge Kidney: Cystic disease of the medullary portion of the renal pyramids; asymptomatic unless complicated by infection, calculi, or obstruction; should be distinguished from congenital polycystic disease of the kidneys.
    Source - Diseases Database

Medullary Sponge Kidney is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Medullary Sponge Kidney, or a subtype of Medullary Sponge Kidney, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Medullary Sponge Kidney as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Medullary Sponge Kidney: Introduction

Types of Medullary Sponge Kidney:

Broader types of Medullary Sponge Kidney:

How serious is Medullary Sponge Kidney?

Complications of Medullary Sponge Kidney: see complications of Medullary Sponge Kidney

What causes Medullary Sponge Kidney?

Causes of Medullary Sponge Kidney: see causes of Medullary Sponge Kidney

What are the symptoms of Medullary Sponge Kidney?

Symptoms of Medullary Sponge Kidney: see symptoms of Medullary Sponge Kidney

Complications of Medullary Sponge Kidney: see complications of Medullary Sponge Kidney

Can anyone else get Medullary Sponge Kidney?

More information: see contagiousness of Medullary Sponge Kidney
Inheritance: see inheritance of Medullary Sponge Kidney

Medullary Sponge Kidney: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Medullary Sponge Kidney.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Medullary Sponge Kidney.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Medullary Sponge Kidney: Nephrologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Medullary Sponge Kidney.
Treatments for Medullary Sponge Kidney: see treatments for Medullary Sponge Kidney
Research for Medullary Sponge Kidney: see research for Medullary Sponge Kidney

Name and Aliases of Medullary Sponge Kidney

Main name of condition: Medullary Sponge Kidney

Other names or spellings for Medullary Sponge Kidney:

Cacchi [Ricci], MSK, tubuloectasia, precaliceal diffuse canalicular ectasia, Cacchi Ricci disease, Precalyceal canalicular ectasia, Cacchi-Ricci syndrome, Sponge kidney, Cystic dilatation of renal collecting tubes

Ricci-Cacchi syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Cacchi Ricci disease, Cacchi-Ricci syndrome, Cystic dilatation of renal collecting tubes, Precalyceal canalicular ectasia, Sponge kidney
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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