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Acquired multicystic transformation of kidneys.

Authors
  • Bommer, J
  • Ritz, E
  • Waldherr, R
  • Mion, C
  • Slingeneyer, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Contributions to Nephrology
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1985
Volume
48
Pages
189–201
Identifiers
PMID: 3912109
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Acquired multicystic renal transformation of diseased kidneys is a problem known since the early 19th century which has recently regained interest. Such cysts were known before dialysis was established, are seen prior to hemodialysis and in patients on peritoneal dialysis, and can therefore not be a consequence of hemodialysis. It is concluded that an increased incidence of renal cell carcinoma in such kidneys is not established, although, theoretically, several mechanisms might promote carcinogenesis in end-stage kidneys.

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