Korean J Nephrol.  2000 Jan;19(1):143-147.

Successful Alcoholic Sclerotherapy of Huge Hepatic Cyse in a Patient with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University, Chonju, Korea. parksk@moak.chonbuk.ac.kr
  • 2Institute for Medical Sciences, Chonbuk National University, Chonju, Korea.
  • 3Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Chonbuk National University, Chonju, Korea.

Abstract

Huge hepatic cysts are rarely encountered in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Huge hepatic cyst bothers the patient either by compression or complications such as intracystic infections or hemorrhages. We report, here, alcohol instillation to treat a huge hepatic cyst causing compression symptom with improvement in size & symptom. A 49-year-old female patient presented with a 4-week history of indigestion and epigastric discomfort. Physical examination was remarkable for tender hepatomegaly. Computerized tomography revealed huge hepatic and kidney cysts. Ultrasonographic guided percutaneous drainage and four times alcohol sclerotherapy of the huge heptic cyst was successful. Relief of the symptoms was maintained after 18 days. This case shows that alcohol sclerotherapy can be a effective nonsurgical method of treating symptomatic huge hepatic cysts.

Keyword

Polycystic Kidney Disease; Huge Hepatic Cyst

MeSH Terms

Alcoholics*
Drainage
Dyspepsia
Female
Hemorrhage
Hepatomegaly
Humans
Kidney
Middle Aged
Physical Examination
Polycystic Kidney Diseases
Polycystic Kidney, Autosomal Dominant*
Sclerotherapy*
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