Polycystic Kidney Disease | Complications


Can other organs be hurt by PKD?

People who have PKD may also have cysts in the liver, but these cysts seldom cause problems. Other organs that may be affected include the brain, intestines, pancreas, ovaries and spleen. PKD can cause problems with heart valves in some people. When PKD affects the brain, it can cause an aneurysm (a bulging blood vessel that can rupture).

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00