Screening for Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

David O. Wiebers, Vicente E. Torres

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Abstract

The association of intracranial aneurysms with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and the 30-day mortality rate of more than 50 percent among patients with aneurysmal rupture1 have led physicians to consider the value of screening patients with this disease for unruptured aneurysms. Ultimately, the value of such screening depends on the yield of the screening procedure and the likelihood that the patient will benefit from treatment if an aneurysm is found. The value of treatment is further dependent on the risk inherent in the screening technique, the natural history of unruptured intracranial aneurysms, and the risk—benefit ratio for interventional therapy…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)953-955
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume327
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 1992

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