The daily educational pearl – Polycystic Kidney Disease Complications

Polycystic Kidney Disease Complications 

Can by complicated by:

          cerebral aneurysms – 4 – 10%

                o rupture in 65 – 75% before the age of 50

          cardiac valve disease – mitral valve prolapse, AR – 25 – 30%

          coronary aneurysms

          aortic root dilatation / thoracic aortic aneurysm / aortic regurgitation

          haemorrhage + rupture

o        into the collecting system with large haematuria

o        perirenal haematoma

o        retroperitoneal haematoma

 So, if you see PCKD + headache have a low threshold to investigate for SAH.

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