Hypertension associated with multicystic dysplastic kidney in children

J Urol. 2000 Aug;164(2):472-3;discussion 473-4.


Purpose: The results of nephrectomy for hypertension in 4 children with unilateral multicystic dysplastic kidney are presented.

Materials and methods: The records of 3 boys and 1 girl 4 months to 4 years old with multicystic kidney and documented systolic hypertension leading to nephrectomy were reviewed.

Results: Blood pressure normalized after surgery in 2 patients and remained persistently elevated in the other 2.

Conclusions: Children with multicystic dysplastic kidney should be screened for hypertension. Nephrectomy resolves hypertension in some patients with multicystic kidney.

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / complications*
  • Hypertension / etiology
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Nephrectomy
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases / complications*
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases / surgery