Pediatric Medullary Sponge Kidney Follow-up

Updated: Aug 28, 2021
  • Author: Howard Trachtman, MD; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Inpatient and Outpatient Care

Further inpatient care

Further inpatient care is needed only for patients with medullary sponge kidney (MSK) who have renal stones or a severe urinary tract infection (UTI).

Serial screening for malignancies is required in patients with medullary sponge kidney and hemihypertrophy.

Further outpatient care

Periodic screening for hematuria, bacteriuria, and kidney stones is indicated.

Inpatient and outpatient medications

Medications are needed only for patients with UTIs or kidney stones.