Sub-Acute Intestinal Obstruction – A Rare Complication in a patient with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

A Case Report

Authors

  • Nazish Naseer
  • Sonia Yaqub Aga Khan University, Karachi.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53778/pjkd40355

Keywords:

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD),, Intestinal obstruction

Abstract

associated with vomiting and constipation. On examination he was an obese, ill looking male with a distended abdomen and bilateral palpable flank masses. Gut sounds were sluggish. Small and large bowel loops were found to be dilated on abdominal x-ray. Computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed grossly enlarged kidneys occupying almost whole of the abdomen pushing small bowel loops anteriorly. Based on clinical and radiological findings a diagnosis of sub-acute intestinal obstruction was made. Patient was managed conservatively (i.e. with NG tube and rectal decompression). This case highlights intestinal obstruction as a rare complication of ADPKD.

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Published

2021-01-31