adult polycystic kidney disease


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adult polycystic kidney disease

[ə‚dəlt ‚päl·ə‚sis·tik ′kid·nē diz‚ēz]
(medicine)
An autosomal dominant disease that is characterized by the formation of cysts along the length of the nephron that causes the kidneys to enlarge, resulting in kidney failure in midadulthood.
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Patients with adult polycystic kidney disease, usually develop renal failure after 40 years of age.
A 38-year-old man with a 20-year history of adult polycystic kidney disease and cysts in the liver presented with recurrent abdominal pain and progressive left flank discomfort.
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first published case of littoral cell angioma in association with adult polycystic kidney disease.
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