Which specialist consultations are needed for the management of 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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Consultations may be indicated under the following circumstances:

  • Nephrologist upon evidence of renal insufficiency, hypertension, microalbuminuria, or concentrating defect
  • Invasive radiologist for cyst sclerosis or drainage
  • General surgeon for nephrectomy, cyst decompression, unroofing, or surgical hepatic procedures
  • Neurosurgeon for intracranial aneurysms
  • Cardiologist for valvular abnormalities

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