BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.12.2011.5463
  • Rare disease

A complex case of congenital cystic renal disease

  1. Sepideh Taheri1
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, UK
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Yorkhill Hospital, Glasgow, UK
  3. 3Department of Histopathology, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
  4. 4Department of Radiology, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, UK
  5. 5Renal Transplant Unit, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, UK
  6. 6St. John’s Hospital, Livingston, West lothian, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr David S Cordiner, dcordiner5{at}


This case outlines the potential complexity of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). It highlights the challenges involved in managing this condition, some of the complications faced and areas of uncertainty in the decision making process. With a paucity of published paediatric cases on this subject, this should add to the pool of information currently available.


  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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