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Magnetic resonance imaging of fetal autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease

K Nasu, J Yoshimatsu, T Anai, I Miyakawa, E Komatsu, T Maeda
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 1998, 24 (1): 33-6
We present a case of fetal autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) at 34 weeks of gestation, diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI demonstrated enlarged fetal kidneys that were low signal intensity on T1-weighted images and high signal intensity on T2-weighted images. These MRI findings suggested a high water content in the renal parenchyma, consistent with the innumerable, tiny renal cysts present in ARPKD.

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