Successful Pregnancy in a Patient With Polycystic Kidney Disease and Advanced Renal Failure: The Use of Prophylactic Dialysis

Menachem Alcalay, Alex Blau, Gad Barkai, Shlomo Lipitz, Shlomo Mashiach, H. E. Eliahou

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Abstract

Adult polycystic kidney disease is an inherited disease that is transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait. The clinical manifestations, which develop during the third or fourth decade of life, usually do not affect women during childbearing age and thus do not affect fertility or pregnancy outcome. The patient presented here had polycystic kidney disease and advanced renal failure, and was treated with meticulous fetal surveillance and prophylactic hemodialysis during pregnancy. The successful outcome strengthens the trend to perform prophylactic dialysis in pregnancies with advanced renal failure, despite the lack of controlled studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-384
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

Keywords

  • Adult polycystic kidney disease
  • pregnancy
  • prophylactic dialysis
  • renal failure

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