Potter's classification of polycystic kidney
Edith Louise Potter classified a group of four renal cystic diseases:
Infantile polycystic kidneys.
Multicystic dysplastic kidney.
Adult type polycystic kidney.
Renal cysts in infants with posterior urethral valves.
A systematic classification was made by V. Osathannondh and E. L. Potter in 1964. Further clinical-morphological correlation were done by the pathologist Jay Bernstein, Royal Oak, USA, in 1971.
- L. E. Potter:
Pathology of the fetus and the newborn. Year Book, 1952, page 336.
- V. Osathannondh, E. L. Potter:
Pathogenesis of polycystic kidneys.
Archives of Pathology, Chicago, 1964, 77: 459-509.
- J. Bernstein:
The morphogenesis of renal parenchymal maldevelopment (renal dysplasia).
The Pediatric Clinics of North America, Philadelphia, 1971, 18: 395-407.
- M. Elkin:
Renal cystic disease – an overview.
Seminars in Roentgenology, Philadelphia, 1975, 10: 99-102.
- W. J. Kimberling, P. R. Fain, J. B. Kenyon, D. Goldgar, E. Sujansky, P. A. Gabow:
Linkage heterogeneity of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.
The New England Journal of Medicine, Boston, 1988, 319: 913-918.