Percutaneous cyst puncture in the treatment of cyst infection in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Am J Kidney Dis. 1990 Sep;16(3):252-5. doi: 10.1016/s0272-6386(12)81025-0.


Cyst infection in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) poses a difficult diagnostic and therapeutic problem. We describe a serious indolent cyst infection due to Staphylococcus aureus, which was successfully diagnosed and treated with repeated percutaneous cyst drainage and intravenous (IV) antibiotic therapy. Cyst aspiration also permitted monitoring of cyst antibiotic levels and evidence of active infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacokinetics
  • Drainage / methods
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Male
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases / genetics
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases / therapy*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / therapy*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents