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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. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Dr. Howard Shapiro
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Dr. Howard Shapiro
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