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Parapelvic Cyst: Cause, Test and Treatments

2013-06-13 08:34

In most cases, parapelvic cysts of the kidneys are simple renal cysts that won’t cause any healthy problem unless one of them grow bigger than 3cm or ruptures. To avoid severe healthy problems, you should know its causes, test and treatment in detail. After finishing this article, you can consult the online doctor if you still have confusion.

Parapelvic cyst causes

Parapelvic cyst refers to the cyst developing in renal pelvis, which is responsible for collecting urine. Even though the exact causes of parapelvic cyst is still unknown, most parapelvic cysts are considered to due to congenital factors. In addition, age is also a big risk, because most patients have it after 50s.

Parapelvic cyst test

Once you are suspected to have this type of kidney cyst, you need to do more detailed test to see whether there are cysts developing in your pelvis, how many cysts you have, and whether your kidneys still work normally. Imaging tests and kidney function tests are two basic test items.

Imaging tests such as ultrasound, CT scan and MRI are often used to investigate simple kidney cysts. Imaging tests can help the doctor determine the position and characters of your cysts.

Kidney function tests, including creatinine, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), urea acid, etc, are used to show whether your kidney function is impaired by kidney cysts.

Parapelvic cyst treatments

Most parapelvic cysts are benign and harmless. In this case, you don’t need any specific treatment expect regular follow-up checks and healthy modifications of diet and lifestyle.

However, if one kidney cyst has become larger than 3cm or some complications like high blood pressure occurs, you should take correct treatment to avoid further kidney damage as soon as possible. At present, two treatment options, surgery and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, are widely used. Because most patients with parapelvic cyst are the elderly and they don’t want to bear the painful treatment, they prefer to use the later remedy, which is natural and painless. If you are interested about it, you can leave a message to us.

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