How is hepatomegaly treated in patient with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Roser Torra, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Severe polycystic liver disease can result in massive hepatomegaly (see image below). When the liver becomes so large that it prevents the patient from obtaining normal nutrition or causes severe abdominal discomfort, a surgical procedure is necessary. Surgical intervention may range from unroofing several cysts to a partial hepatectomy.

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