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The Causes and Treatments of Simple Cortical Cyst In Kidney

2013-06-08 10:16

The Causes and Treatments of Simple Cortical Cyst In KidneySimple cortical cyst in kidney is a frequent finding in mid-aged people, and its incidence increases with age. Different from the masses in Polycystic Kidney Disease, simple renal cortical cysts are filled with body fluid, which is benign and harmless if all of these cysts are smaller than 4cm. However, once one of them becomes too big or you have had some symptoms, don’t hesitate to make clear the causes and treatments of simple cortical cyst in your kidney.


Simple kidney cysts both parapelvic cysts and cortical cysts form in the embryonic period, that is to say, they are associated to congenital factors. Fortunately, in most cases, simple cortical cysts grow very slowly, so patients can commonly live without any symptom for several decades.

In addition, some acquired causes including inflammation, tumor and trauma may also lead to kidney cyst.


Our kidney is great organ that can still work normally with several small cysts. Therefore, if your cortical cysts is smaller than 4cm and you don’t any discomfort, the only thing you need to do is accepting regular examination and developing a healthy diet plan.

However, once they grow too big, prompt treatment is necessary. Here, you may think the best treatment should be the one that can cut away all of your cortical cysts directly, but the current medical technology still can’t achieve it. At present, the best remedy, combing western medicine and herbal medicine, is used to shrink your cysts through improving the reabsorption of sac fluid and inhibiting the cyst lining cells which have a function of secreting sac fluid. Without enough filling liquid, all of your kidney cysts can be dried up gradually.

If you are diagnosed with simple cortical cysts in your kidney, don’t miss the best time to get treatment.

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