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Can Cortical Renal Disease Lead to Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-08-17 14:58

Can Cortical Renal Disease Lead to Polycystic Kidney DiseaseCortical renal disease refers to disorders in renal cortex, while Polycystic Kidney Disease is a hereditary kidney disease. In some cases, patients are tested out multiple renal cortical cysts, and most of them may suspect they have PKD. Can cortical renal disease lead to Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Within kidney, cortex is an important part, because it comprises glomeruli and renal tubules. Therefore, besides cortical cysts, primary or secondary glomerulonephritis and renal tubular diseases also belongs to cortical renal disease.

It is reported that more than 90% of Polycystic Kidney Disease is inherited and may appear in person or family. Characterized by numerous fluid-filled cysts, this disease has its specifical nature. Therefore, most of cortical renal disease can’t lead to Polycystic Kidney Disease.

However, if one person has multiple cortical cysts, it may be a sign of PKD. This is because PKD renal cysts can develop in any part of the kidney such as renal cortex and renal medulla. In this case, accepting a detailed examination is needed. Ultrasound imaging, CT and renal biopsy may be helpful.

Of course, multiple cortical cysts are more likely to indicate acquired cystic kidney disease. If patients have glomerulonephritis or renal tubular diseases, it can’t be the sign of PKD.

Even if most cortical renal diseases can’t lead to PKD, they may develop to renal failure if left alone. Thereby, if you have this type of kidney disease, making clear what is the root cause and taking an accurate diagnosis is very important.

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