Early Polycystic Kidney Disease

  • Joseph H. Holmes
  • Patricia Gabow


Over 700 persons either having polycystic kidney disease (PKD) or related to persons having that disease were studied at the University of Colorado Health Science Center for more than 20 years.(1–4) This study was begun in 1960 when it was observed that the ultrasound image of the adult form of PKD was quite distinctive.(4) This distinctive pattern offered a potential for earlier diagnosis of PKD and for more effective family screening without the radiation exposure accompanying the excretory urogram.


Tuberous Sclerosis Polycystic Kidney Disease Renal Cyst Cystic Disease Liver Cyst 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph H. Holmes
    • 1
  • Patricia Gabow
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of Colorado School of MedicineDenverUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineDenver General HospitalDenverUSA

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