Question of the Week # 14

A 46 y/o woman who is a school bus driver by occupation presents to your office for regular follow up. She has a history of  ADPKD. Her blood pressure is well controlled at 120/70 on enalapril. She has no other problems. She denies any headache. There is no family history of intracranial or subarachnoid hemorrhage. However, she is concerned that her head might explode because her sister who also has ADPKD was recently diagnosed of having a berry aneurysm. She wants to be screened for berry aneurysm as soon as possible. Her physical examination is benign and does not reveal any focal neurological deficits. Which of the following suggests the necessity for screening in her case?

A. Family history of berry aneurysm
B. Polycystic kidneys
C. School bus driving
D. Cysts in the liver
E. No screening necessary in her case

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2 Responses

  1. A. Family history of berry aneurysm.

    Normally routine screening for Berry aneurysm is not necessary in ADPKD unless there is family history or the pt shows symptoms.

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