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Cyst (Definition)

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


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Can Renal cyst cause hight chromogranin and high vip levels? Also hypoK and dehydration.

Can Renal cyst cause hight chromogranin  and high vip levels? Also hypoK and dehydration.

No and maybe: Hi. Neither renal cysts nor tumors cause high chromogranin A nor high VIP. If the cyst is not a cyst, but a tumor, it could cause hypokalemia. Dehydration would be more likely due to the high VIP (which IS related to high chromogranin A), and the secretory diarrhea it causes. Renal cyst is probably a red herring. ...Read more

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Complex renal cyst-echoes&enhances. Urologist not concerned cause its only 14mmx14mm. I've had cancer-also 5 family members. Shoudn't i be concerned?

Complex renal cyst-echoes&enhances. Urologist not concerned cause its only 14mmx14mm. I've had cancer-also 5 family members. Shoudn't i be concerned?

Bring to this fact: To the attention of your urologist , express your concern , need close follow , follow your doctors instruction(s) ...Read more

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Lower pole right renal cyst?

Lower pole right renal cyst?

Simple cyst no big: Deal. Simple fluid filled cysts of the kidney are common and harmless. See this site for more information on the topic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/kidney-cysts/ds01186. ...Read more

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What exactly is a renal cyst?

What exactly is a renal cyst?

Fluid filled cavity: Kidney cysts are formed by blockage of a minute kidney tubule called a nephron. We have about a million nephrons in each normal kidney. Simple kidney cysts are very common and present in about one third of people and are benign. Polycystic kidneys have cysts throughout the organ, are usually present on both sides and are an inherited congenital condition. Rare complex cysts can be cancerous. ...Read more

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What does simple renal cyst means?

What does simple renal cyst means?

Benign: Simple renal cyst is like a thin balloon filled with clear fluid. Totally harmless if not causing pain. Very common. Not to worry. If it is a "complex cyst" it needs to be followed. ...Read more

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What is small renal cyst, bilateral?

What is small renal cyst, bilateral?

Cysts: Renal cysts are small collections of fluid in the kidneys. They occur quite frequently in people and are often only discovered when doing a routine exam for another reason. Most renal cysts do not have any medical significance but it would be reasonable to discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about renal cyst and related problems ?

Can you tell me about renal cyst and related problems ?

A simple cyst is OK!: A simple (clear or see through) renal cyst is not a significant event. However, a complex cyst, (the one that appears to house tissue or clotted blood inside) is important to follow closely because it may be cancerous. However, if cysts are too numerous and on both sides, like in the case of polycystic kidney disease, the squished renal tissue over the years may lead to kidney failure. ...Read more

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