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Medullary Sponge Kidney MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Medullary Sponge Kidney
Tree Number(s)
C12.050.351.968.419.403.500
C12.200.777.419.403.500
C12.950.419.403.500
Unique ID
D007691
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007691
Scope Note
A non-hereditary KIDNEY disorder characterized by the abnormally dilated (ECTASIA) medullary and inner papillary portions of the collecting ducts. These collecting ducts usually contain CYSTS or DIVERTICULA filled with jelly-like material or small calculi (KIDNEY STONES) leading to infections or obstruction. It should be distinguished from congenital or hereditary POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASES.
Entry Term(s)
Cacchi Ricci Disease
Cacchi-Ricci Syndrome
Kidney, Sponge
Precalyceal Canalicular Ectasia
Public MeSH Note
2006; see KIDNEY, SPONGE 1965-2005
History Note
2006 (1965)
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Medullary Sponge Kidney Preferred
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