Journal of Radiology Case Reports, Vol 12, No 9 (2018)

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Ruptured Berry Aneurysm as the initial presentation of Polycystic Kidney Disease: A case report and review of literature

Ruptured Berry Aneurysm as the initial presentation of Polycystic Kidney Disease: A case report and review of literature

Dana ALNuaimi, Reem Salim ALKetbi, Afra ALFalahi, Usama ALBastaki, Claude Pierre-Jerome

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Abstract


Intra-cranial saccular aneurysms, also known as Berry aneurysms, have a well-known association with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Aneurysmal rupture can be the initial presentation of the disease. ADPKD has two types of gene mutations: PKD1 and PKD2.The latter one is of a milder form presenting later in life. Imaging plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and assessment in order to provide adequate management of these patients however, there are no official standardized guidelines established for screening of these intracranial aneurysms.

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