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I am 30 yr, male, have <5mm stones in both kidneys, just found that I have 23*19mms cortical cyst in left mid portion of lt. Kidney, pl suggest. Thx?

I am 30 yr, male, have <5mm stones in both kidneys, just found that I have 23*19mms cortical cyst in left mid portion of lt. Kidney, pl suggest. Thx?

Cysts: Renal cysts are present in nearly 50% of the population over 50 y/o. They have a classification system that estimates the likelihood of them being benign called the bozniac classification. Size is less relevant than wall thickness or complexity of the cyst. ...Read more

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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Im 20 yrs old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be worrried?

Im 20 yrs old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be worrried?

No,: this is a very common incidental finding. A small renal cyst will generally cause no symptoms and require no treatment. ...Read more

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Im 20 yrs old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be worrried?

Im 20 yrs old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be worrried?

Renal Cyst: Renal cysts are very common , often benign and asymptotic fluid filled structures of the kidney's. Sometimes they can contain blood and can be difficult to better characterize on imaging. If they are only thin walled structures usually need no further work up, if they have solid portions may need follow up. ...Read more

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Im 20 years old and had a CT scan for kidney stone and it showed a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst no pain should I be worried?

Im 20 years old and had a CT scan for kidney stone and it showed a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst no pain should I be worried?

Renal Cysts: Renal cysts are benign fluid filled thin wall structures on the kidney that are commonly discovered when looking for something else on an imaging study. Rarely do they cause symptoms and if simple cysts are usually of no concern. ...Read more

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What can be the reasons of cortical thinning and scarring in kidney ? Can surgery be responsible for it ?

What can be the reasons of cortical thinning and scarring in kidney ? Can surgery be responsible for it ?

Kidney stones: You had surgery for stones in your kidney. Sometimes the stone causes blockage of urine and this build up of waste products increases the pressure in kidney leading to scar and thining. The surgery attempts to clear up the blockage. ...Read more

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Does traditional kidney stone surgery leave a scar?

Does traditional kidney stone surgery leave a scar?

Possibly: If by "traditional", you mean the need to surgically cut out stones from the kidney, ureter, or bladder then yes. These operations are rare in the western world nowadays, but they can be done via minimally invasive methods to minimize scarring. However, nearly all stones can be managed with external lithotripsy (noninvasive), endoscopically (no scar) or percutaneously (small scar) these days. ...Read more

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After r side perc stone removal is it norm2 often get sharp pain in scar, & inside my kidney @op site? Or is it abnormal? Avg healing time?Op-2/14/12

After r side perc stone removal is it norm2 often get sharp pain in scar, & inside my kidney @op site?  Or is it abnormal? Avg healing time?Op-2/14/12

Yes: After any abdominal surgery there usually will be some after pain. Your physician will explain this to you. If you have increasing pain, redness, swelling or other new types of sympton you should be examined. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

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


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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more