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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Berry Aneurysm and PKD

2014-07-31 03:45

Berry Aneurysm and PKDPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder affecting 1to 1000 people wordwide and is associated with an increase risk of berry aneurysm. Rupture of intracranial aneurysm (ICA) is a rare but severe manifestation of autosomal dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease.

An overview about berry aneurysm

1. Artery junction points may become weak, causing ballooning of the blood vessel wall that can form a small sac or aneurysm.

2. Berry aneurysms are common, but most are asymptomatic and are found incidentally at autopsy.

3. Aneurysms can leak or rupture causing symptoms from severe headache, dizziness, stroke-like symptoms, or death.

Causes of berry aneurysms

Aneurysms have a variety of causes including high blood pressure and atherosclerosis, trauma, heredity, and abnormal blood flow at the junction where arteries come together.

According to the survey, about 5%-10% of PKD patients have this complication. High blood pressure in PKD is is the highest risk of berry aneurysms.

Diagnosis of berry aneurysms

Berry aneurysms can be diagnosed by CT scans, lumbar puncture, or angiography.

Symptoms of berry aneurysms

Most aneurysms remain small and are never diagnosed. Some, however, may gradually become larger and exert pressure on surrounding brain tissue and nerves and may be diagnosed because of stroke-like symptoms including: headache, numbness or weakness of one side of the face, a dilated pupil or change in vision.

Treatment for berry aneurysms

Not all the berry aneurysms needs surgery. Whether a surgery should be taken or not is determined by the number, size and location.

If surgery is necessary, you’d better let a professional surgeon to perform it in case of causing damage of the kidney cyst.

In addition, shrinking the kidney cyst to control high blood pressure is very important. If you want to take medicines to treat it, you may suffer from some side effects, and some medicines are toxic for the kidney.

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