Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 45–50 | Cite as

Dominant and recessive polycystic kidney disease in children: Classification by intravenous pyelography, ultrasound, and computed tomography

  • H. Kääriäinen
  • J. Jääskeläinen
  • L. Kivisaari
  • O. Koskimies
  • R. Norio


Both dominant and recessive polycystic kidney disease appear in childhood. We have analyzed findings of intravenous pyelography, ultrasound and computed tomography in genetically classified cases of dominant (13 children) and recessive polycystic kidney disease (5 children) and thus defined criteria by which sporadic cases of childhood polycystic kidney disease can be classified to dominant or recessive polycystic kidney disease.


Public Health Compute Tomography Kidney Disease Sporadic Case Polycystic Kidney Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Kääriäinen
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Jääskeläinen
    • 1
  • L. Kivisaari
    • 1
  • O. Koskimies
    • 1
  • R. Norio
    • 1
  1. 1.Children's Hospital, University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Department of Medical GeneticsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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