Three cases of late-onset oligomeganephronia

Kunio Kawanishi, Takashi Takei, Chiari Kojima, Takahito Moriyama, Hidekazu Sugiura, Mitsuyo Itabashi, Misao Tsukada, Keiko Uchida, Kazuho Honda, Kosaku Nitta

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Oligomeganephronia is classified as a subgroup of renal hypoplasia, characterized by histopathologic abnormalities which progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) by school age. We describe three adult cases of oligomeganephronia who have not yet developed ESRD. We performed a renal biopsy in all of them. The pathological features, consisting of a reduced number of enlarged glomeruli, were diagnostic of oligomeganephronia. It was assumed that the condition had not progressed to ESRD in the patients because the degree of loss of glomeruli may have been milder than that in typical cases of oligomeganephronia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-16
Number of pages3
JournalNDT Plus
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2011


  • late-onset
  • low birth weight
  • oligomeganephronia
  • renal hypoplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation


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