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Glossary for Medullary Sponge Kidney

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Blood in urine: Hematuria is blood in the urine.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Hematuria: Blood in the urine
  • Kidney conditions: Any condition affecting the kidney organs.
  • Medullary sponge kidney and anodontia of permanent dentition: A rare inherited disorder involving missing permanent teeth and a kidney abnormality where the tubes in the kidneys that collect urine are wider than normal (medullary sponge kidney). The kidney condition may
  • Nephrocalcinosis: A condition characterized by calcium salt deposits in the kidneys which may affect it's ability to function. The condition refers to a generally increased level of calcium in the kidneys rather than actual localized deposits such as occurs in kidney stones. It may be caused by such things as high blood calcium levels and tuberculosis. The condition often goes unnoticed until kidney or urinary tract stones form.
  • Polycystic kidney disease: Genetic kidney disease causing kidney cysts.
  • Renal colic: Severe urinary system pain usually from a urinary stone
  • Urinary system conditions: Medical conditions affecting urination, urinary organs or the urinary system.
  • Urination pain: Urinary pain or burning related to urination (dysuria)


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