Renal cell carcinoma arising in a regressed multicystic dysplastic kidney

J Urol. 1994 Nov;152(5 Pt 1):1543-5. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)32466-7.


Controversy surrounds the management of multicystic dysplastic kidney. Recent advances in radiological imaging have resulted in a higher incidence of its detection, and they provide an accurate noninvasive means of diagnosis and followup. Consequently, the need for surgical removal of these lesions is being reevaluated. We report a case of renal cell carcinoma arising from solid renal dysplasia associated with a regressed multicystic dysplastic kidney. We emphasize the potential risk of nonoperative management of these lesions and further define the spectrum of malignant degeneration associated with renal dysplasia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Kidney Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Male
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases / complications*
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases / pathology