How are intracranial aneurysms managed in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Roser Torra, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Management of intracranial aneurysms is influenced by their size and location; monitoring is usually sufficient for aneurysms that are less than 7 mm in diameter and are located in the anterior circulation, as these are less likely to rupture. [31] Rozenfeld and colleagues reported that patients with ADPKD who undergo treatment for intracranial aneurysms are especially likely to experience complications: compared with controls, patients with ADPKD experienced higher rates of iatrogenic hemorrhage or infarction, embolic infarction, and carotid artery dissection after endovascular coiling, and higher rates of iatrogenic hemorrhage or infarction after surgical clipping. [36]


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