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A 29-year-old female asked about a 53-year-old male:

Is there a name for someone that has multiple cysts on all organs and also has polycystic kidney disease ? and what is the outlook ? thankyou

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Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Progressive disease: Patients with PCK disease often have cysts in the liver and pancreas. Sometimes, those cysts will bleed and cause pain; otherwise they are benign. Polycystic kidney disease itself is a progressive disease that commonly leads to kidney failure with the need for dialysis or transplantation. Some patients will have aneurysms in their cerebral arteries, especially if they have a family history.
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Polycystic kidney: Polycystic kidney is a genetic disease, inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. The kidney dominates with multiple cysts and organ enlargement. Cysts appear in the liver, pancreas, and brain. Vascular aneurysms are present in about five percent of individuals. There is no special name for the affected person. Close medical care is essential.
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