Medullary sponge kidney

Indian J Pediatr. 2002 Dec;69(12):1091-2. doi: 10.1007/BF02724396.


Medullary sponge kidney is a benign asymptomatic developmental anomaly of the kidney mostly seen in adult females. Presentation in childhood is uncommon. Urinary tract infection, nephrolithiasis, hematuria and hypercalciuria are the common complications. We report a eleven-year-old female child who presented with recurrent urinary tract infection and nephrolithiasis and was found to have bilateral medullary sponge kidney.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Calculi / diagnosis
  • Medullary Sponge Kidney / diagnosis*
  • Urinary Tract Infections / diagnosis