Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis and Cholangitis in a Patient with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Kambiz Yazdanpanah, Navid Manouchehri, Elinaz Hosseinzadeh, Mohammad Hassan Emami, Mehdi Karami, Amir Hossein Sarrami


Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is an inherited disorder associated with multiple cyst formation in the different organs. Development of pancreatic cyst in ADPKD is often asymptomatic and is associated with no complication. A 38‑year‑old man with ADPKD was presented with six episodes of acute pancreatitis and two episodes of cholangitis in a period of 12 months. Various imaging studies revealed multiple renal, hepatic and pancreatic cysts, mild ectasia of pancreatic duct, dilation of biliary system and absence of biliary stone. He was managed with conservative treatment for each attack. ADPKD should be considered as a potential risk factor for recurrent acute and/ or chronic pancreatitis and cholangitis.

Keywords: Acute pancreatitis, Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, cholangitis

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