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Comments upon the classification of infantile polycystic diseases of the liver and kidney, based upon three-dimensional reconstruction of the liver
  1. Caroline M. Adams,
  2. D. M. Danks,
  3. P. E. Campbell
  1. Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, and Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

    Abstract

    Three-dimensional reconstructions of portal tracts of two babies with different forms of infantile polycystic disease of the kidney and liver, and of a child with congenital hepatic fibrosis, have shown important differences between these three conditions. A strong plea is made for the application of this technique, and of microdissection of kidneys, to a large series of cases in order to develop a valid classification of these conditions.

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