You may be diagnosed with polycystic liver disease if: You have a family member with PLD, are under the age of 40, and have more than one cyst. You have a family member with PLD, are older than 40, and have more than three cysts. You have no family members with PLD, are over the age of 40, and have more than 20 cysts. Polycystic liver disease (PCLD) is a hereditary condition that may arise either in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) or in patients with a different genetic mutation that results solely in autosomal dominant polycystic liver disease.
Polycystic liver disease is characterized by the growth of more than 10 cysts in the liver, ranging in size from a few millimeters to over 15 cm in diameter. Symptoms usually begin to show in people around 50 years old, as cysts grow in size and number with age . In type Ill APLD, significant disease progression was observed in 40% of the patients during long-term follow-up. Fenestration may not be the most appropriate operation for long-term management of all types of APLD. Adult polycystic liver disease (APLD) is a rare afflic- 36; range, 12 to 180 months).
Adult polycystic liver disease was classified according to the number, size, and location of liver cysts and the amount of remaining liver parenchyma. Follow Cited by: 190. Polycystic Liver Disease. It is rare for polycystic liver patients to present with specific liver problems such as jaundice, ascites, variceal bleeding, or encephalopathy. Occasionally, the liver cysts will impinge on the vascular structures of the liver, leading to portal hypertension and variceal bleeding.Cited by: 12.