Glomerulocystic kidney disease: MRI findings

Abdom Imaging. Nov-Dec 2003;28(6):889-92. doi: 10.1007/s00261-003-0024-z.


Glomerulocystic kidney disease (GCKD) is a rare form of renal cystic disease characterized by cystic dilation of Bowman's capsule. The imaging findings of small renal cysts with a predominant cortical and subcapsular distribution allows for distinction from other, more common, polycystic kidney diseases. The appearance and distribution of the renal cysts by magnetic resonance imaging allow for a definitive diagnosis of GCKD.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Contrast Media
  • Gadolinium
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases, Cystic / diagnosis*
  • Kidney Glomerulus / pathology*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male


  • Contrast Media
  • Gadolinium