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What is small sized kidneys with parenchymal disease and cortical cysts?

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Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 26 years experience
Cystic Disease: Typically small sized kidneys can be congenital(born like that), or in many instances as your kidney function gets worse the kidney scars and get smaller- there are exceptions to this as diabetes kidney disease, HIV related kidney disease, infiltrative diseases(lymphoma) etc can be large. if you have small kidneys as well as cysts- this could be related to underlying disease- complicated answer.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is small sized kidneys with parenchymal desease and cortical cyst?

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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Nephrologist: Small sized kidneys means kidneys appear smaller on ultrasound images. This must be evaluated in relation to the body size, age and renal function. On kidney ultrasound, kidney appearance is usually compared to liver , if kidneys appears more enhanced , it usually represents parenchymal disease which may be due to many causes like diabetes, hypertension etc. You must discuss with nephrologist.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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