Medullary Sponge Kidney | NIDDK
Medullary sponge kidney, also known as Cacchi-Ricci disease, is a birth defect where changes occur in the tubules, or tiny tubes, inside a fetusâ€™ kidneys. In a normal kidney, urine flows through these tubules as the kidney is being formed during a fetusâ€™ growth. In medullary sponge kidney, tiny, fluid-filled sacs called cysts form in the ...
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