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Calcified Left Renal Cortical Cyst

2014-07-27 07:07

Calcified Left Renal Cortical CystKidney cyst is a benign lesion which is a fluid-filled sac. The cyst can be found in many parts of the kidneys. When the cyst occurs in the cortical, it is called renal cortical cyst. In clinic, the cyst is divided into twp types: Simple kidney cyst and complex kidney cyst. Calcified renal cyst is nor common, while it is not so serious.

What is calcified renal cyst?

Cysts may also be “calcified.” This means that the mineral calcium deposition is visualized inside of the cyst. There may be very little calcium, or the calcifications may be quite thick.

How does calcification occur in renal cortical cyst?

The common cause of calcification of renal cyst is the abnormal proliferation of epithelial cells of renal tubules. That can be seed under a ultrasound with a strong echo.

Another cause is the metabolic disorder of calcium due to kidney disease. As a result, high level of calcium is seen in the blood.

Treatment of calcified renal cortical cyst

Actually, calcified renal cyst is not as serious as you thought. Treatment should still be based on the size and nature of the cyst.

If the cyst is small and asymptomatic, no treatment is needed. A regular test is enough. You can take the examination to monitor the growth of the cyst. In addition, you should also avoid strenuous activities and develop a good habit of diet and life. Spicy and greasy foods are dangerous for the health.

If the cyst is large more than 2cm, it will cause some symptoms like back pain, flank pain, abdominal pain, high blood pressure, fatigue and protein or blood in urine, etc. Left untreated, the cyst will be cancerous and cause death. In the advanced stages of renal cyst, Chinese herbs are recommended. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is widely used in shrinking kidney cyst and has achieved great success.

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