J. FLOYD CANNON
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The condition of polycystic kidney is also known as cystic disease of the kidney, cystic degeneration or congenital polycystic kidneys. The disease has always created interest because of the enormous size these kidneys may attain. It is encountered in infants but appears most often between the fortieth and sixtieth years. This is clearly noted in table 2 of this study. It normally has been found to be more common in the female than the male; however, this study disclosed more males than females (table 1).
Several theories have been presented but this paper will deal only with the hereditary
CANNON JF. HEREDITARY POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:610–616. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-4-610
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(4):610-616.
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