Perirenal pyelocaliceal diverticulum in an infant cat.

The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science

PubMedID: 15805740

Tsujimoto S, Okuda K, Okuda H, Une Y, Nomura Y, Shirota K. Perirenal pyelocaliceal diverticulum in an infant cat. J Vet Med Sci. 2005;67(3):329-31.
A 3-month-old female tortoise-shell cat showing azotemia died with a marked swollen abdomen. Necropsy revealed a huge perirenal cyst (8.5 x 6.0 x 4.5 cm) on the ventral aspect of the right kidney. The cyst was filled with the pellucid yellow fluid with a smell of urine. The lumen was connected with irregularly dilated renal pelvis by a narrow channel passing through the renal parenchyma. The cyst was lined by epithelial cells and its wall was consisted of collagen fibers and smooth muscle cells as that of the renal pelvis and ureter. Renal parenchyma adjacent to the channel showed interstitial infiltration of the lymphoid cells. The cyst was a diverticulum of the renal pelvis due to an impaired development.