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Renal Cortical Cyst of 18.3 mm With Wall Calcification

2015-01-15 06:37

Renal Cortical Cyst of 18.3 mm With Wall CalcificationRenal cortical cyst of 18.3 mm is a little large that can cause some symptoms and cause kidney damage. Wall calcification may be very thick in 18.3 mm kidney cyst. How to deal with that situation?

Why does kidney cyst have wall calcification?

Wall calcification means excess calcium start to accumulate on the surface of kidney cyst. It is usually caused by inflammation on walls of kidney cyst. This repeated action can cause proliferation of renal tubule epithelial cells, which is present as increased echogenicity during ultrasound.

How to prevent from kidney cyst calcification?

Generally, when kidney cyst is small and has thick calcification, it needs no specific treatment. However, some patients might also experience some symptoms with 18.3mm renal cyst, such as back pain, flank pain, nausea, vomiting or high blood pressure. Therefore, they should take immediate treatment, which might include:

● Diet changes

This is the first step to prevent or relieve some symptoms. In general, patients are required to limit sodium and protein intake. 2 g to 3g sodium in diet each day is allowed to be consumed. And recommended amount of protein is 6 grams to 8 grams per kg of body weight. In addition, spicy foods, caffeine drinks and alcohol should also be avoided.

● Chinese herbal tea

Some Chinese herbs like dandelion root, nettle leaf, poria cocos and uva ursi are commonly recommended. They can increase urine output and fight against inflammation, thus reducing calcification on cystic walls.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

This is an innovation of hundreds of traditional Chinese herbs. The effective ingredients can permeate into kidney lesions directly with osmotic device. They can expand blood vessels, fight against inflammation and extracellular matrixes, thus improving blood circulation on walls of kidney cyst. Then, fluid in kidney cyst can be absorbed and discharged effectively. Therefore, it can prevent the growth of kidney cyst and calcification from the root.

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