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Medical Term:

cystic disease of renal medulla


Definition: presence of small cysts in the renal medulla associated with anemia, sodium depletion, and chronic renal failure. It is of two types: fatal autosomal recessive or juvenile type (also called familial juvenile nephrophthisis), beginning at about age 10 with an average duration of 6–8 years; and autosomal dominant or adult type.

Synonym(s): microcystic disease of renal medulla