Cystic kidney disease
This group includes kidney diseases where renal cysts are the cardinal symptom and the predominant cause of progressive renal failure.
The diagnosis of cystic kidney diseases is made by diagnostic imaging. Because the typical morphological signs become apparent late in the course of the disease, molecular genetic analysis and family screening has gained an important role in early diagnosis and kidney donor selection.
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