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Tips for Laparoscopic Decortication of Large Renal Cyst

2014-09-21 02:07

Tips for Laparoscopic Decortication of Large Renal CystTraditional treatment for large renal cysts include medicines and surgeries. Laparoscopic decortication is one common type of surgery. This article is to give some tips for those who plans to or has done this surgery to shrink large kidney cysts.

♦ Definition

Laparoscopic renal cyst decortication is performed through 3-4 1cm incisions in the abdomen. A laparoscopic camera is inserted through the incisions to give the surgeon a magnified view of the kidney, facilitating careful dissection of the cyst away from surrounding structures. The cyst then is removed using thin, specialized instruments that provide important tactile cues.

♦ Disease and condition treated

- Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)

- Enlarged kidney cysts

- High blood pressure related to Polycystic Kidney Disease

- Infected kidney cysts

♦ Tips

- Rest: Recovery period for Laparoscopic kidney cyst decortication: Three to four weeks. During this period, you should take enough rest and avoid strong activities.

- Diet: Keep low sodium and protein intake. Avoid spicy and greasy foods, and also stay away from alcohol, caffeine and smoking. However, you are recommended to take foods that contain rich vitamin C, such as cabbages, cauliflower, celery, and berries.

- Water: Drink plenty of water to keep daily urine output up to more than 2000ml.

One more thing you should also know is that patients are easy to see the recurrence of kidney cysts, because surgery cannot solve the underlying problems.

♦ Suggestion

To shrink the kidney cysts, you should find ways to improve the kidney function. You are recommended to take Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This therapy is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which inactivate the epithelial cells to inhibit the secretion of cystic fluid. Meanwhile, the effective ingredients can expand blood vessels so that the harmful fluid can be eliminated adequately.

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