Multiple intracranial aneurysms in a patient with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 1999 Apr;14(4):936-9. doi: 10.1093/ndt/14.4.936.


Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is usually characterized by early onset chronic renal failure due to innumerable dilated collecting ducts. Hepatic fibrosis is an obligate sign. Here, for the first time, we report a 31-year-old female with ARPKD who was diagnosed with symptomatic multiple intracranial aneurysms, a manifestation previously only known to be associated with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / etiology*
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / physiopathology
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery
  • Polycystic Kidney, Autosomal Recessive / complications*
  • Polycystic Kidney, Autosomal Recessive / physiopathology
  • Polycystic Kidney, Autosomal Recessive / therapy
  • Radiography
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Insufficiency / etiology
  • Renal Insufficiency / therapy