Medullary Sponge Kidney

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Last Updated: 09 May 2022
a medullary sponge kidney as seen in an intravenous pyelogram "a medullary sponge kidney as seen in an intravenous pyelogram", by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Drawing of a medullary sponge kidney as seen in an intravenous pyelogram. The background is black. The large part of the kidney appears to be porous, like a sponge....

Medullary Sponge Kidney is unusual disorder defined by the formation of cystic malformations in the gathering ducts and the tubular frameworks within the kidneys that collect urine. The precise reason for Medullary Sponge Kidney is not recognized. The first symptoms of Medullary Sponge Kidney commonly blood in the urine, stone development or signs of urinary system infection such as too much urination and/or burning and pain while urinating. These rocks can cause low neck and back pain in the area of the kidneys and pain in the lower back and lower abdomen. A popular feature of Medullary Sponge Kidney is the excretion of small stones with the urinary system circulation. The most common complication of Medullary Sponge Kidney includes the loss of the kidneys' capability to concentrate waste products in the urine. Uncommon problems of Medullary Sponge Kidney might include severe damage to the kidneys and kidney failure.

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