renal polycystic disease
Last reviewed 01/2018
Renal polycystic disease is an important cause of renal failure. Two forms are described:
- autosomal dominant, or adult, polycystic disease
- autosomal recessive, or childhood, polycystic disease
However, many other conditions may cause renal cysts. Some of these are also familial, multiple, and may cause renal failure. They are described separately.