Medullary cystic disease is an important cause of renal failure in adolescent patients. Imaging plays a primary role in the diagnosis of this entity as cysts are characteristically seen in the renal medulla and corticomedullary junction with normal to small sized kidneys. Imaging studies that do not use intravenous contrast or ionizing radiation are particularly useful given the young age of these patients and presence of renal failure. In this case, we demonstrate the imaging findings of medullary cystic disease by MRI.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging