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Kidney Cortical Cyst Symptoms
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
May not be needed: Treatment of renal cysts often depends upon appearance on imaging studies, in particular CT scans. With a CT scan without and with contrast, one can tell if there are any parts of renal cystic lesions that enhance, or pick up dye and "light up". Other characteristics, such as calcium associated with cyst walls or septations can be suspicious. Round cysts are likely benign. Talk to a urologist. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Benign: Simple cysts are normal findings. No medication for it. ...Read more
I am 48 years old and my right kidney has a 15mm simple cortical cyst in the upper pole region.In left , 11mm cyst in interpolar regn. No hydronephro?
See below: These types of cysts usually don't represent a problem clinically. Let your doctor know they're there for surveillance purposes. ...Read more
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
CECT whole abdomen with rectal contrast shows kidneys with mildly lobulated outline and few tiny right renal cortical cysts. Is this significant?
No: Cysts are of no concern, mild lobulation of kidneys likely normal anatomic variation. ...Read more
Cect whole abd. With rectal contrast few tiny right renal cortical cysts, kidneys show mildly lobulated outline. Mild thickening sigmoid mucosal folds?
No practical alarm..: The findings of kidney cysts and lobulated outline pose no practical risk to you unless you have family history of adult polycystic kidney disease with hypertension. At most, get an kidney ultrasound for follow-up on renal cysts in 2-3 yrs; if benign, further follow-up is not warranted. But, in doubt? Ask doctor timely. ...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
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