KIDNEY - Mulitcystic

This consists of 1 kidney, showing multiple cortical cysts up to 5 cm. in diameter. The cut surface is not shown, but the cut surface of the other kidney from this patient showed little remaining renal tissue.
This man had a long history of hypertension and multiple health problems. At autopsy, both kidneys showed multiple cysts, and there was a cyst 8 cm. in diameter in the pancreas. The histology of the lesion suggested that many of the cysts were derived from tubules, while others appeared to be derived from Bowman's space.