Renal cysts in pediatric patients. A classification and overview.

  title={Renal cysts in pediatric patients. A classification and overview.},
  author={John M. Kissane},
  journal={Pediatric nephrology},
  volume={4 1},
Renal cysts are relatively common. They may be single, multiple, or innumerable, cortical or medullary. Most renal cysts are spherical, thin-walled, epithelial-lined structures that contain fluid with features of a plasma ultrafiltrate. A clinically useful classification must include characteristics such as age of onset, family history and association with extrarenal lesions, as well as morphologic parameters. Renal dysplasia is disturbed renal histogenesis, either syndromic or non-syndromic… CONTINUE READING
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