How should a polycystic liver be treated 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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Partial hepatectomy is difficult because of the characteristics of the polycystic liver. Only very expert surgeons should proceed with this surgical procedure.

When the polycystic liver causes portal hypertension or is very large with nonresectable areas, liver transplantation may be necessary.


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