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09/05/2022 | Bovine

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We received samples of a 12 months old, Friesian breed, calf kidneys that showed a unilateral marked increase in size. When the affected kidney was opened, a large multilobed cavity filled with a transparent serous fluid could be observed. (EV)

Ronyó de vedell amb un marcat augment de mida i aspecte quístic.

Calf kidney with a marked increase in size and cystic appearance.

Ronyó esquerre augmentat de mida i seccionat en comparació amb el ronyó dret, que no presenta alteracions.

Left kidney increased in size and sectioned compared to the right kidney, which has no alterations.

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The lesions observed correspond to a unilateral hydronephrosis, with atrophy and fibrosis of the renal cortex and medulla. Hydronephrosis consists of a dilation of the renal pelvis with progressive atrophy of the renal parenchyma, due to an obstruction of the urinary tract (either due to a congenital malformation or acquired by the presence of calculi, inflammatory processes, neoplasia ...) the cause is unknown in this particular case.

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Polycystic kidney
Renal cysts
Renal dysplasia
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