congenital renal hypoplasia in which there is a reduced number of lobes and nephrons, with hypertrophy of the nephrons. adj., adj oligomeganephron´ic.
oligomeganephronia/ol·i·go·meg·a·ne·phro·nia/ (-meg″ah-nĕ-fro´ne-ah) congenital renal hypoplasia in which there is a reduced number of lobes and nephrons, with hypertrophy of the nephrons.oligomeganephron´ic
Etymology: Gk, oligos + megas, large, nephros, kidney
a type of congenital renal hypoplasia associated with chronic renal failure in children. The condition is characterized by a decreased number of functioning nephrons and hypertrophy of other renal elements without the presence of aberrant tissue. Also called oligomeganephronic renal hypoplasia. oligomeganephronic, adj.
oligomeganephroniaA condition that may be a subtype of renal hypoplasia, characterized by ↓ nephrons with hypertrophy of remaining nephrons; kidneys are often small, glomeruli are enlarged, as are the tubules, which may become cystic; it is often first identified in early childhood as a cause of polyuria, polydipsia, and growth failure; it is accompanied by a defect in urinary concentration, sodium reabsorption, and acid excretion, often resulting in metabolic acidosis and slow progression to chronic renal failure
congenital renal hypoplasia in which there is a reduction in the total number of nephrons, and hypertrophy of the nephrons.