Surgery is the treatment of choice for compression of the inferior vena cava (IVC) in patients with polycystic liver
Except simple hepatic cysts and polycystic liver
disease which can be confidently diagnosed on the basis of ultrasound only, contrast-enhanced CT or MRI is essential to establish a definitive diagnosis or provide a reasonable differential diagnosis.
disease (PLD) can be associated with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and autosomal dominant polycystic liver
disease (ADPLD) [1-3].
Background: Currently, treatment of symptomatic polycystic liver
disease (PLD) is still a challenging problem, especially for these patients who are not feasible for surgery.
We referred to the existing literature [2, 8] to investigate several possible risk factors of positive autoimmunity tests: gender; cause of transplantation (cirrhosis related to HBV, HCV, or other chronic liver diseases such as alcoholic cirrhosis, polycystic liver
disease, congenital fibrosis, Wilson disease, and nonalcoholic liver disease); HCC at the time of transplantation; early liver rejection; time from transplantation (time from the date of liver transplant to the date of the first evaluation of our analysis (T0)); patient's age at the first evaluation of our analysis (T0); therapy at the time of the study which remained unchanged through the whole study period.
Ultrasound abdomen showed polycystic liver
, bilateral polycystic kidneys with moderate abdominal free fluid having moving internal echoes suggesting haemoperitoneum.
Hamilton, Canada, September 10, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Recently, research has shown that a drug called Tolvaptan can dramatically slow the development and progression of polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in animal models, and another drug (octreotide) can delay the development of both PKD and polycystic liver
disease and may prove to be a potential treatment option for people with liver involvement.
Liver CI is also a common event in ADPKD, representing a potentially serious complication, and it can also occur in autosomal dominant polycystic liver
disease (ADPLD) (5).
Hepatic cysts are also associated with polycystic liver
diseases, which consist of a heterogeneous group of disorders of biliary epithelium, including autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease, isolated polycystic liver
disease, and the fibropolycystic liver diseases.
Liver transplantation for polycystic liver
disease-indications and outcome.
disease is the most common extrarenal manifestation (Tortes, Harris, & Pirson, 2007).
DENVER -- Laparoscopic fenestration effectively relieves the symptoms of polycystic liver
disease, although roughly half of treated patients will require repeat cyst fenestration for recurrent symptoms within a couple of years, Dr.