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A medullary sponge kidney as seen in an intravenous pyelogram

View full-sized image Drawing of a medullary sponge kidney as seen in an intravenous pyelogram. The background is black. The large part of the kidney appears to be porous, like a sponge. Two white spots on the kidney are circled. A label identifies the white spots as cysts.
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Drawing of a medullary sponge kidney as seen in an intravenous pyelogram. The background is black. The large part of the kidney appears to be porous, like a sponge. Two white spots on the kidney are circled. A label identifies the white spots as cysts.

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Drawing of a medullary sponge kidney as seen in an intravenous pyelogram. The background is black. The large part of the kidney appears to be porous, like a sponge. Two white spots on the kidney are circled. A label identifies the white spots as cysts.

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In an intravenous pyelogram of a medullary sponge kidney, cysts appear as clusters of light.

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