Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)
Patient with renal functional impairment
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MRI demonstrates enlarged kidneys replaced by innumerable cysts.
Also present are numerous cysts in the liver.
Liver involvement is the most frequent extrarenal manifestation in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Although most patients report no liver symptoms, some experience chronic manifestations related to progressive increase of the polycystic liver.
- Chauveau D, Fakhouri F, Grünfeld JP. Liver involvement in autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease: therapeutic dilemma. (2000) Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN. 11 (9): 1767-75. Pubmed