Polycystic Kidney Disease Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 16, 2021
  • Author: Roser Torra, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Problems to be considered in the differential diagnosis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease include the following:

  • Acquired renal cystic disease
  • Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD)
  • Medullary cystic disease
  • Orofaciodigital type II syndrome
  • Renal dysplasia
  • Simple renal cysts
  • Tuberous sclerosis

Differential Diagnoses