Clinical importance of acquired cystic disease of the kidney in patients undergoing dialysis.Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983; 287 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.287.6408.1855 (Published 17 December 1983) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983;287:1855
- P J Ratcliffe,
- M S Dunnill,
- D O Oliver
From 1976 to 1982 five patients undergoing haemodialysis at Oxford Renal Unit suffered serious complications from acquired cystic disease of the kidney and two died as a direct result. Clinical features seen were pain, haematuria, palpable renal enlargement, massive haemorrhage, resolution of anaemia, and metastatic malignancy. The clinical histories emphasise the features of a disease that is likely to assume increasing importance in patients undergoing haemodialysis.