Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Kidney: agenesis


  • Absence of one or both kidneys.
  • Cause: failure of mesonephric duct which in turn fails to stimulate nephron differentiation from metanephros.
  • Signs: normal kidney often hypertrophied Kidney renal agenesis - pathology.
  • Possible increased risk of neoplastic development in normal kidney.
  • Often other genital anomalies.
  • Treatment: none possible.
  • Diagnosis: radiography, laboratory tests, histopathology.
  • Prognosis: poor.

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