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Anechoic Cyst Kidney
Cyst: You have a cyst that is small and has no internal echoes, suggesting a simple cyst. if worried best option is a repeat Ultrasound in 8-12 moths, most of these tiny cyst are not a cause of concern. The US machine are very sensitive and they can pick up these tiny cyst. ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Kidney cysts: Most cysts on the kidneys are harmless and usually found during an exam for another reason. There is no definitive treatment for cysts as long as they do not cause pain or infection. ...Read more
No.: Simple cysts are common and at your age 1 or 2 found in your kidneys are not worrisome. A simple cyst is not cancerous but if injury to that cyst leads to small bleeding within it, it can look "complex", meaning it is not easily distinguished from something more concerning such as cancer. These cysts warrant closer monitoring. Hope this helps! ...Read more
? size, ? location: Can possibly removed by robot assisted surgery if robot available & surgeon is robot trained. Might be candidate for hand assisted laparoscopic surgery or laparoscopically depending upon size & location. Could also be removed by open flank or transabdominal surgery. Discuss with your urologist & don't be shy about getting second opinion if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Why would a dr. call a ~1cm kidney cyst a "simple cyst" even though it has septations? What I've read says septations mean complex?
Kidney Cyst: It is best to ask your doctor to contact the radiologist who read the study to explain his reading. He may even speak directly to you so that you may understand why it is a simple cyst. ...Read more
What is the difference between a typical and simple kidney cyst? I have a typical simple cyst of 1 CM on left kidney. I 'm male 31 years...
Atypical v simple: Simple cyst is a sac that contains clear liquid. It is usually benign. Atypical means non-typical. The contents here are not clear. It may contain old blood, fatty tissues, or solid tissue. We worry about possibility of solid tissue because it may be cancerous; hence, the follow up ultrasound which is designed to detect growth in order to allow for prompt intervention if needed. ...Read more
Kidney cyst keeps growing (now 2.3cm). If i asked to have it removed, could is possibly grow back or increase risk of stones? What can I expect?
What are the chances of a bosniak iif kidney cyst changing over time into something worse? How quickly do they tend to change if they are going to?
Unlikely: But best to continue to monitor - us is probably the best modality; no radiation risk/least expensive..... ...Read more
Anytime: Kidney cyst can already be present at birth, develop in childhood or as an adult. A simple kidney cyst is very common, in fact present in up to 1 in every 3 humans ; usually require no treatment unless they become symptomatic. ...Read more
Kidney cysts are common and more 50% of humans have cyst(s) after age 50, but may happen to the younger; most of them are symptom-free and harmless although usually growing slowly over time. As to how to follow them, that depends on the characteristics of cysts on imaging studies and the updating professional experience over time down the road. So, for detail, ask urologist...
Best wish. ...Read more
No,...: Oftentimes, your described cyst with septations is an incidental finding and causes no discomfort and risk to you. Such cyst will stay with you forever and grow over time with its wide variation of evolution. If necessary, timely periodic renal US or CT may be required to see if there is a high suspicion for neoplasm, As to how to handle such, ask your radiologist or urologist for timely detail. ...Read more
Can a very large (6.5) *benign* right side kidney cyst- later cause pain or any symptoms for concern?
Renal cyst : What wa stage cyst size, was in mm or cms. Either way a small cyst. Most of these don't cause issue. ...Read more
In terms of kidney cyst. It said 2 1/2 years ago it was 1 cm x .8 x 1.3 and now it says complex cyst 1.7x1.6x1.2. Can it change to complex? FU how?
It is harmless: Cysts in the kidneys are very common. They are benign and therefore do not require regular follow up. Your cyst has grown some small amount but it is of no consequence. Unless you have some symptoms you do not need and regular follow up at least no sooner than every 2-3 years, that too if you have symptoms. ...Read more
Stop worrying: The worst that can happen is some heavy-duty bleeding and a trip to the operating room. A fraction of a percent of kidney biopsies are followed by this adventure, but i'd be much more worried about not having a tissue diagnosis on that cyst. ...Read more
Simple or Complex?: Renal cysts are frequently observed in normal kidney (65-70% of cases). The size of the cyst is less important than character. Cysts can have different character appearances on different diagnostic studies (ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI). Based on what yours looks like, your doctor will either choose to follow it or perform additional imaging as they can also be a sign of more serious disorders. ...Read more
Complex cysts, vs. Simple cysts, share common walls with other cysts, have solid components in the walls, or calcifications.
The radiologist will opine if features look suspicious and either recommend a repeat ultrasound in 6 months, or a ct to further clarify. ...Read more
What dangers do a growing, benign kidney cyst present? Could removal cause a stone? Currently at 2.3cm (as of March 2014)
Few: assuming that a qualified radiologist or urologist has determined that you have a simple renal cyst, there is certainly no need to treat this surgically. Simple cysts are not associated with renal cancer or renal stones. Cysts that do not meet the criteria of a simple cyst need observation but rarely intervention. ...Read more
Child is having MRI to evaluate 1cm complex kidney cyst. Soonest appt is a month from now. What is the risk of waiting this long? Could it grow?
2cm kidney cyst on ultrasound. 25 year old female. Normal labwork. Was told that a cyst is uncommon for such a young age? should i have follow up?
No: You have what is called a Bosniak class 1 renal cyst.No follow up is needed.The risk of malignancy is 0%. Why was the kidney ultrasound done? ...Read more
If a 1cm complex kidney cyst has been stable in size for 4 months, what are the chances it is cancer and is it possible for it to spread at this size?
Renal cyst: The fact that it is small and stable after 4 months is a good sign. However another renal ultrasound should be done in 6 months to look for growth or change in structure. There is an increased risk of malignancy with a complex cyst and it should be watched closely ...Read more
Kidney cyst: Usually wait it out.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hopefully nothing: Good news. Even large simple asymptomatic kidney cysts do not require any treatment. Only need 2B treated if it is causing pain or causing any obstruction. If so, can easily be managed by minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical unroofing of cyst. Probably worth getting a kidney ultrasound after 6-12 months 2c if there has been any change if surgery, as in most cases isn't required. ...Read more
Do nothing for ...: If a kidney cyst has been clinically and radiographically proven to be benign, just leave it alone to coexist with life as long as it clinically behaves with no size-related symptoms or no superimposed infection or bleeding especially in the elderly. ...Read more
One dr says get serial u/s to follow child's kidney cyst with septations & get MRI if changes. Other dr says do MRI now. Scared of MRI sedation. Wwyd?
Kidney sepation: Ultrasound is adequate to follow kidney cysts. ...Read more
Can a septated kidney cyst somehow become non-septated and no longer complex? Could the u/s be showing something that looks like separation but isn't?
These are common:
The kidney is a bunch of tubes. They can get blocked, injured, plugged and can deform. The kidney can scar, can grow back some parts somewhat (and have injuries, scars, stones, infections, etc.). So..deformities are common and they change over time. BUT kidney cancer grows and is solid and irregular.
U/S are grainy and can't get the same angle. Picture changes/thing changes/kidney changes. ...Read more
How significant is the finding of protein in the urine in a child? If the child has a complex kidney cyst? Repeat sample 1st morning urine showed none
Not very significant: Children frequently "spill" small amounts of protein in their urine when they are very active during the day from their high metabolism and rapid muscle growth. That's why we then check a first morning urine sample. If there is no protein with the morning urine, nothing to worry about at this time. I check a yearly urine sample on these kids, but otherwise no restrictions or reasons to worry. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more