My adoptive child has on the records a diagnosis of “sponge kidney” How serious of a condition is this?
Most patients discovered incidentally to have medullary sponge kidney can
be advised that the disorder is benign and that they can anticipate no
serious morbity or mortality from the disorder.
On the other hand, kidney stone formation can occur in some patients and
can be a difficult problem. Its incidence is approximately 1 in 5000 in the
The only associated abnormality that occurs is growth of one side of the
body but this would be fairly evident on physical exam.
Written By James Reilly of Adoptiondoctors.com and Adoptioneducationclasses.com
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