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of 'Pain syndromes in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease'

Chronic kidney pain in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: a case report of successful treatment by catheter-based renal denervation.
Casteleijn NF, de Jager RL, Neeleman MP, Blankestijn PJ, Gansevoort RT
Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Jun;63(6):1019-21. Epub 2014 Feb 8.
Chronic pain is a common concern in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). We report what to our knowledge is the first catheter-based renal denervation procedure in a patient with ADPKD resulting in successful management of chronic pain. The patient was a 43-year-old woman whose chronic pain could not be controlled by pain medication or splanchnic nerve blockade. Transluminal radiofrequency renal denervation was performed as an experimental therapeutic option with an excellent result, indicating that this procedure should be considered for chronic pain management in ADPKD.
Department of Nephrology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.