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Doctor insights on: Kidney Cortical Cyst Symptoms

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What does simple simple cortical cysts on both kidneys means?

What does simple simple cortical cysts on both kidneys means?

10%: 1 in 10 people have at least one simple corticol cysts. These are just collections of urine and, in general, are not dangerous. ...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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How to treat or remove cortical cysts of kidneys?

How to treat or remove cortical cysts of kidneys?

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

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What is small sized kidneys with parenchymal desease and cortical cyst?

What is small sized kidneys with parenchymal desease and cortical cyst?

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

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What is small sized kidneys with parenchymal disease and cortical cysts?

What is small sized kidneys with parenchymal disease and cortical cysts?

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

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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

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Cect whole abd. With rectal contrast few tiny right renal cortical cysts, kidneys show mildly lobulated outline. Mild thickening sigmoid mucosal folds?

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

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