Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Extracardiac Compression of Right Atrium by Hepatic Cysts in ADPKD



What is the impact of growing hepatic cysts in patient with polycystic kidney disease? We reported a rare complication - the cysts have caused extracardiac compression of right atrium resulting in impaired filling. Patient is at risk of refractory hypotension in the presence of significantly impaired right ventricular filling. Beside this, hepatic cysts burden has been reported to cause inferior vena cava compression, hepatic venous outflow obstruction and portal hypertension. Therapeutic options for symptomatic patients include cyst aspiration and sclerotherapy, cyst fenestration, transcatheter arterial embolization, or surgical intervention including cyst resection and liver transplantation.

Full Text:
KG Lee, SH Teo, H John, KWQ Guo, JL Kwek. Extracardiac compression of right atrium by hepatic cysts in a patient with polycystic kidney disease. Kidney International 2016; 90:230.

If you're interested in updates in ADPKD, a position statement by European ADPKD Forum can be read here.

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