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How common is liver cyst involvement with PKD (polycystic kidney disease)?

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asked Oct 26, 2013 in Chronic kidney disease - Stage 3 by Rosehip
edited Oct 26, 2013 by fadem

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Polycystic liver disease (PLD) is very uncommon. It is also not common for patients to have isolated cysts in their liver. However, when liver cysts are seen it is usually in association with polycystic kidney disease, an autosomal dominant order where cysts are formed in the kidney and liver (JASN September 1, 2000 vol. 11 no. 9 1767-1775). The patients with PKD have an 8% incidence of asymptomatic intracranial aneurysms that could be attributed to the mutated ADPKD gene, although the incidence of actual rupture is much rarer (JASN January 1, 2002 vol. 13 no. 1 269-276)


answered Oct 26, 2013 by fadem
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