Friday, April 11, 2014
Preliminary Study Shows Renal Artery Embolization Could Help Patients with ADPKD
Among 5 patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease who underwent bilateral or unilateral renal artery embolization using a mixture of N-butyl cyanoacrylate and iodized oil with low density, the technical and clinical success was 100%. All patients had severe refractory symptoms secondary to enlarged kidneys after dialysis initiation. The average basal renal volume before embolization was 2222 cm³, and average reduction rates were 83.0%, 65.5%, 62.9%, and 50.9% at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months, respectively. The findings, presented at the Society for Interventional Radiology’s annual meeting, were highlighted in a Renal & Urology News article.