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Doctor insights on: Mild Bilateral Renal Cortical Thinning

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Leftkidney measures11.3x5.5cms enlarged in size rightkidney 9x5.5cms perapelvic cyst leftkidney causing mild calyectasis. Multiple renal cortical cys?

Leftkidney measures11.3x5.5cms enlarged in size rightkidney 9x5.5cms perapelvic cyst leftkidney causing mild calyectasis. Multiple renal cortical cys?

Multiple kidney cyst: The vast majority of renal cysts and benign simple cysts which are a symptomatic and causes no problems. It is not the same as polycystic kidney disease, where many cysts on both kidneys could lead to kidney failure. An ultrasound can determine if these are simple vs complex cysts, the latter could be worrisome. I suspect the kind you have could simply be followed over time; urologist will guide. ...Read more

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I have bilateral renal cortical cysts, Bozniak II. What is my prognosis?

I have bilateral renal cortical cysts, Bozniak II. What is my prognosis?

Here are some...: The prognosis is good - very good although all medical care is based on indirect evidence from continual collection & analysis of prior experience. From now on, to fit your clinical scenario, it is advisable to have kidney US annually for 2-3 yrs, and after that, once every 2-3 yrs in conjunction with blood renal function test annually to monitor renal function as for? Adult polycystic diseases... ...Read more

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What is significance of small bilateral renal cortical cysts if renal function tests are normal?

What is significance of small bilateral renal cortical cysts if renal function tests are normal?

Not much, but: Need a follow up ultrasound in a few years to see if increasing suggestive of polycystic kidney disease (pkd). If this is the case there is a chance to lose kidney function over long years. It is not a cancer. But increasing cysts number and size can overtake kidneys. Chances are, none of that will happen to you. But, better safe than sorry. Pkd is a benign and slow condition but may cause failure. ...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

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My mom was diagnosed with grade 1 bilateral renal parenchymal disease with cortical cysts. Largest cyst is 39x38mm. Is it fatal. She got BP n diabetec?

My mom was diagnosed with grade 1 bilateral renal parenchymal disease with cortical cysts. Largest cyst is 39x38mm. Is it fatal. She got BP n diabetec?

How old is mom?: Grade 1 or stage 1 kidney disease is virtually universal in diabetics and so I am not too concern about that at this time. Cortical cysts--if just a few, it may not affect her kidney fuctions at all. Polycystic disease may over time--not fatal! If she follows recommendations from her doc--take good care of her BP and diabetes, keep ideal body wt, exercises--she will do well. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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M58, CT scan says "bilateral renal cortical cyst noted. The largest cyst at the upper pole of the left kidney measures 3.8x5 cm." Is this significiant?

M58, CT scan says "bilateral renal cortical cyst noted. The largest cyst at the upper pole of the left kidney measures 3.8x5 cm." Is this significiant?

Probably not: The majority of people develop a few kidney cysts, especially by the time we reach your age. They are usually benign. A kidney ultrasound would better characterize if it is a simple cyst (benign) or not, especially if there was no IV contrast in the CT scan. It should be noted how many cysts were found, which was not apparent in your description, so I'm only assuming one on each kidney. ...Read more

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What does renal cortical echotexture mean?

What does renal cortical echotexture mean?

Tissue density: Of kidney cortex. Cortex of kidneys contains nephrons, about 1 million/kideny. The area of kideney fuction, filtration ; reabsorbtion. Ultrasound is study using sound waves whuch either pass through tissue or bounce back. Echotexture is nil or black through water ; becomes progressively more white as tissus becomes more dense. Thus white for bone or stone. Dark/hypoechoic texture is usually better. ...Read more

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What is a renal cortical cyst?

What is a renal cortical cyst?

Could be normal: Cysts in the kidneys could be a normal finding if they are simple and one or 2 in number. They may be a sign if a disease called poly cystic kidney disease if they are numerous and bilateral depending on age and if there is family history. Cysts occur with aging and usually if someone is on dialysis they may have cysts. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a renal cortical cyst?

What to do if I have a renal cortical cyst?

Nothing: Simple renal cortical cysts are common incidental findings. They do not turn into cancer. They are benign and generally require no treatment. ...Read more

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Renal cortical thickness and echogenicity is maintened bilaterally menas?

Renal cortical thickness and echogenicity is maintened bilaterally menas?

That describes: Normal features of the kidney. The echogenicity is the "brightness" on US, and the cortical thickness is the width of the renal tissue. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 2cm renal cortical cyst, could this couse of back pain?

What to do if I have 2cm renal cortical cyst, could this couse of back pain?

No, usually not...: Cortical cyst (s) inside kidneys are common and they tends to become bigger with variable pace over time but causing no pain at all until the extremely rare occurrence of its internal infection / bleeding. So, look into other sources for chronic backache, which more commonly results from musculoskeletal or neuromuscular origin. Detail? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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What is left renal cortical cyst, whether it is curable or non-curable please furnish the details please?

What is left renal cortical cyst, whether it is curable or non-curable please furnish the details please?

No. ..: If a cortical renal cyst is well defined by imaging study such as US, no further study is usually needed as long as remaining asymptomatic although such cyst will stay forever and may grow over time. Yet, obtaining a US once in 3-5 yrs for "reassurance" is reasonable, but not overdone to serve "I would rather be safe than sorry." along. Detail? Ask a dedicating Doc. ...Read more

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Ultz shows left renal cyst 9mm four mos ago. Today its sm cortical left cyst 0.72 x 0.84 in left inferior. Does it shrinked? Pls help

Ultz shows left renal cyst 9mm four mos ago. Today its sm cortical left cyst 0.72 x 0.84 in left inferior. Does it shrinked? Pls help

Maybe; measurement..: It is possible that the cyst shrunk a bit, but the dimension difference between. 84 cm vs. 9 cm (2.54 cm = 1 inch) is quite small, falling within measurement error. Thus, I would not consider this significant difference. The best assurance here is that it did not get bigger, thus not likely cancerous. This is good news. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have 2cm renal cortical cyst, could this cuase back pain?

What do you recommend if I have 2cm renal cortical cyst, could this cuase back pain?

Usually not...: The finding of a 2-cm renal cyst is nothing uncommon and considered to be incidental while taking ultrasound or ct scan to evaluate unclear pain and ache of the body. It's harmless and painless. In practice, the backache in someone of 47, is more commonly related with muscles... So, ask doc timely for analysis, history, physicals for clarification. ...Read more

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My ultrasound I had done today said I had cortical echogenicity in both yet it could be from the technique vs renal mass. Should I be concerned?

My ultrasound I had done today said I had cortical echogenicity in both yet it could be from the technique vs renal mass. Should I be concerned?

Hmmm: That's sounds very wishy washy. You either have normal echogenicity or increased encgencity. You should ask your nephrologist if you have one.

You definitely don't want to have a possible renal mass. You might need more imaging. Most renal imaging needs contrast - as your radiologist

*who is me. ...Read more

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My mom have renal parenchymal disease with cortical cysts. Is it cure able? Is it fatal? She has BP and diabetes. How should we proceed? Worried now

My mom have renal parenchymal disease with cortical cysts. Is it cure able? Is it fatal? She has BP and diabetes. How should we proceed? Worried now

It depends: Some people can have a few renal cysts that will not have any affect on long term renal function. There are some people who have extensive cyst disease that can ultimately cause renal failure. It is rare that cyst disease progresses to renal failure.

Progressive renal insufficiency is more often seen in people with diabetes and hypertension which have been poorly controlled. ...Read more

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In my kub ultrasound, the result is renal parenchymal disease, bilaterally, and renal cortical cyst, bozniak ii. My creatinine is ok. Will I die now?

In my kub ultrasound, the result is renal parenchymal disease, bilaterally, and renal cortical cyst, bozniak ii. My creatinine is ok. Will I die now?

Not from kidney dz: The medical parenchymal disease sounds like scarring of kidney. Make sure your blood pressure is perfect and you are not taking ibuprofen. The renal cyst is a fluid filled sack in the kidney. They are common. Bosniak 2 is a cyst with a septation or calcium deposit. A 2a cyst is begn and does not need follow up. A 2B cyst needs follow up because a small percentage can turn into renal cancers. ...Read more

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I'm 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?

I'm 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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I'm 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?

I'm 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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I'm 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?

I'm 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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I'm 20 years old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone at the hospital and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be?

I'm 20 years old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone at the hospital and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be?

This is a: Common incidental finding. The vast majority of renal cysts never cause any symptoms or problems, and require no treatment. ...Read more

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LT kidney normal size with no mass lesion, normal cortical thickness A mild to moderate stasis is seen in it Significant cortical thinning also seen7mm?

LT kidney normal size with no mass lesion, normal cortical thickness A mild to moderate stasis is seen in it Significant cortical thinning also seen7mm?

Here are some. ..: I wouldn't jump into the ship of overwhelming worry over this finding as described. Instead, make sure the finding is correlated with your clinical scenario over time to discern what could be the underlying cause if identifiable. On the other hand, the report may be a slight "normal" variation with no clinical significance at all. So, ask Doc for logical interpretation and follow-up before jumping ...Read more

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How bad is having mild bilateral renal parenchymal disease more so in the right what symptoms should I watch that is dangerous. Thank u?

How bad is having mild bilateral renal parenchymal disease more so in the right what symptoms should I watch that is dangerous. Thank u?

Vague: Kidney disease is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. Unless someone looks at the blood test results, it might be hard to pin these non-specific symptoms on to kidney failure. I have a more comprehensive list here http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-o. ...Read more