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What does it mean to have complex exophytic cyst in kidney?

What does it mean to have complex exophytic cyst in kidney?

It means that : The cyst is not empty and has complex material inside it. Kidney cancer has to be excluded by a ct scan with IV dye in cases of complex 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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I have exophytic cyst on my right kidney is it something i should be worried about?

I have exophytic cyst on my right kidney is it something i should be worried about?

As long: as it is a simple cyst, it shouldn't cause any problems or require any treatment. In rare cases, benign cysts grow very large and can cause symptoms simply due to their size, but that is unusual. Kidney cysts are very common. ""Exophytic" simply means it is protruding from the nromal margin of the kidney, it doesn't imply that there is anything worrisome. ...Read more

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Can a simple kidney cyst change to a complex malignant cyst?

Can a simple kidney cyst change to a complex malignant cyst?

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

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Complex kidney cyst on right kidney. How would this be removed?

Complex kidney cyst on right kidney. How would this be removed?

? 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

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Can a kidney cyst burst? Is this common and what happens if it does?

Can a kidney cyst burst? Is this common and what happens if it does?

Kidney cyst: It is very rare for a kidney cyst to rupture. The only cysts that can rupture of those who have large cysts from Adult Polycystic Kidney disease. When these cysts rupture , it is usually bleeds ...Read more

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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?

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

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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...

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

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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?

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?

No need to remove: If the cyst has benign appearance on ultrasound you just need a follow up. It is unlikely to be renal cell cancer based on your age but if the cyst has/develops solid appearance then it might need to come out. ...Read more

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How soon does a kidney cyst develop?

How soon does a kidney cyst develop?

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 (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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Kidney Cyst (Definition)

Kidney cysts are fluid filled sacs that form in the kidney. Most are simple cysts and harmless. Some may ...Read more