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Ectopic Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)—An Extremely Rare Radiological Finding

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ADPKD is an inherited systemic disorder that predominantly affects the kidney, but may affect other organs including liver, pancreas, brain, and arterial blood vessel. APKPD occurs worldwide affecting about 1 in 500 - 1000 people. Hypertension is the most common manifestation of ADPKD and the major contributor to renal disease progression. A definite diagnosis of ADPKD relies on image testing. Renal ultrasound is commonly used because of its cost effectiveness.

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Gupta, M. (2014) Ectopic Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)—An Extremely Rare Radiological Finding. Open Journal of Radiology, 4, 120-122. doi: 10.4236/ojrad.2014.41015.

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