Megacalycosis is most likely congenital. It is primarily a disease of the renal calyces, which is usually diagnosed because of its complications, such as calculi or infections in the urinary tract. It has also been diagnosed prenatally. In the absence of complications, the disease is discovered accidentally in the course of urologic examination undertaken for a different reason. This article reports 3 cases of megacalycosis presenting to us with varying symptoms. Awareness of the possible existence of megacalycosis in patients suffering from infections and calculi in the urinary tract contributes to and facilitates the choice of appropriate treatment.
Bikash Bawri, Rajeev T Puthenveetil, Saumar J Baruah, Sassanka K Barua, Puskal K Bagchi
Date Received: November 23, 2011 Accepted on: December 22, 2011
KEYWORDS: Megacalycosis, hydronephrosis, nonobstructive
CORRESPONDENCE: Bikash Bawri, RK Singh Apartment, House No 54, Ashram Road, Kasturba Nagar, Ulubari, Guwahati-781007, Assam, India (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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