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2006-01-04-11 Multicystic kidney disease © Cuillier www.thefetus.net/


Multicystic kidney disease, 3D representation

Cuillier F, MD*, Lemaire P, MD**, Deshayes M, MD**


* Department of Gynecology, Félix Guyon’ Hospital, ** Sonographer, Moufia’street, Saint-Denis, Ile de la Réunion, France.

This is a 20 year-old woman. The first scan at 13 weeks was normal. The triple test performed at 16 weeks was normal too. At 17 weeks, bilateral hyperechoic kidney were seen with no corticomedullar differentiation. The bladder was not seen at 19 weeks. There was oligohydramnios at 20 weeks and an intrauterine death was diagnosed. The anatomopathological analysis was refused by the parents.


2D transverse view at 17 weeks showing bilateral hyperechoic kidney with no corticomedullary differentiation



2D parasagittal view at 17 weeks


3D coronal view at 17 weeks



2D transverse view at 19 weeks



2D parasagittal view at 19 weeks



2D transverse view of the kidney at 19 weeks (left) and of the stomach (right).



3D coronal view of the kidney at 19 weeks