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Medullary sponge kidney

Introduction: Medullary sponge kidney

Description of Medullary sponge kidney

Medullary sponge kidney (medical condition): A rare inherited disorder where the tubes in the kidneys that collect urine...more »

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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: A non-hereditary KIDNEY disorder characterized by the abnormally dilated (ECTASIA) medullary and inner papillary portions of the collecting ducts. These collecting ducts usually contain CYSTS or DIVERTICULA filled with jelly-like material or small calculi (KIDNEY STONES) leading to infections or obstruction. It should be distinguished from congenital or hereditary POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASES.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Medullary sponge kidney: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Medullary sponge kidney as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Medullary sponge kidney as a Disease

Medullary sponge kidney (medical condition): See Medullary Sponge Kidney (disease information).
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Source: Diseases Database

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Broader terms for Medullary sponge kidney

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Medullary sponge kidney

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