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PKD & Kidney Cysts

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Polycystic Kidney Disease and Kidney Cyst

2013-08-30 16:48

Polycystic Kidney Disease and Kidney CystResearch said that patients are always mistaken the relationship between Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and Kidney Cyst. Actually, the two diseases are not the same, they are different from each other in many aspects. And the followings are an introduction about this:

Family history

Sufferers with Polycystic Kidney Disease usually have a family history. While Kidney Cysts patients are not.

Substances in the cysts

The substances in cysts of the former one are normally urine, while the substances in the latter one are mostly cystic fluid, which includes red blood cell.


The former is always accompanied with hematuria, high blood pressure, renal insufficiency and kidney failure. While the latter one is not always accompanied with hypertension and renal insufficiency. Its cysts can increase with age, normally about 50% patients above 60s will be diagnosed with Kidney Cysts when they receive B ultrasound inspection.


Polycystic kidney disease is an autosomal inherited disease, as for the latter one, it can either be congenital or caused by trauma, inflammation and tumor.


Cysts existed in the Polycystic Kidney Disease are usually controllable, and the symptoms can be eliminated. As for Kidney Cysts, the symptoms are not obvious. And the surgery will cause the repeated growth of cysts. If it were simple kidney cysts, the prognosis is usually good.

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