Unilateral Renal Cystic Disease: A Case Report and Literature Review


  • Darmadi Darmadi Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Riska Habriel Ruslie Department of Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Prima Indonesia, Medan, Indonesia
  • Nurlaila Qodrianti Siregar Helvetia Institute of Health, Mitra Medika Amplas Hospital, Medan, Indonesia
  • Deli Theo Helvetia Institute of Health, Mitra Medika Amplas Hospital, Medan, Indonesia
  • Syahrial Anas Helvetia Institute of Health, Mitra Medika Amplas Hospital, Medan, Indonesia




cystic, disease, renal, unilateral


BACKGROUND: URCD is a rare disease characterized by cysts with various sizes in a diffusely enlarged kidney without forming a distinct encapsulated mass. We present literature review and report a case of URCD in our center. The aim of the study was to report a case of unilateral renal cystic disease (URCD) in a 25-year-old female.

CASE REPORT: The patient was a 25-year-old female. She came to emergency unit of Mitra Medika Amplas Hospital Medan, Indonesia, with dyspepsia associated symptoms. Physical examination and family health-related history were normal. Laboratory examinations and genetic evaluation showed no abnormalities. Ultrasonography examination revealed multiple cysts in her right kidney which was confirmed by computed tomography (CT) scan. The diagnosis of URCD was confirmed. No specific treatment was given and she was advised to do a routine follow-up.

CONCLUSION: URCD may present with mild symptoms or even asymptomatic. Diagnosis is confirmed by imaging modalities with normal renal function and absence of genetic predisposition. The management is conservative. Routine follow-up is mandatory.


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Darmadi D, Ruslie RH, Siregar NQ, Theo D, Anas S. Unilateral Renal Cystic Disease: A Case Report and Literature Review. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Oct. 5 [cited 2024 Apr. 21];8(C):160-3. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/5031



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