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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.

Surgical Cyst Decortication for Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-07-07 16:35

Surgical Cyst Decortication for Polycystic Kidney DiseaseHow does surgical cyst decortication work for Polycystic Kidney Disease? When PKD patients have severe kidney pain or back pain, they may be scheduled for a cyst decortication. However, what are the pros and cons of this procedure?

Surgical cyst decortication for PKD cyst

For people with PKD, numerous fluid-filled cysts develop in kidneys. In the early, these kidney cysts are small in size, so they usually don’t cause any problem. However, as kidney cysts become large and large, they will press their surrounding kidney tissues and other organs. At this time, patients are more likely to suffer from severe back pain or kidney pain, as well as high blood pressure and kidney damage.

Advantages of decortication

It, also called laparoscopic kidney cyst decortication, is mainly used to relieve chronic cyst-related pain. During this surgery, large cysts that develop on the outside of the kidneys can be drained gradually. With the cyst shrinkage, the pressure on the surrounding tissues and organs can be reduced spontaneously. As a result, patients’ back or kidney pain is relieved largely.

Disadvantages of decortication

Despite someone claims decortication plays a potential role in blood pressure management, no exact research has proven it. In addition, patients’ kidney function appear to be at risk for further deterioration after the surgery.

From the above analysis, we can know even though surgical cyst decortication can help PKD patients alleviate chronic pain largely, it can do nothing to high blood pressure and may cause further kidney damage.

If you are suffering from Polycystic Kidney Disease and want to get rid of adverse reactions due to surgery, you can try another therapy, called Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It, compared with surgery, aims at not only shrinking all kidney cysts but also improving kidney function. As long as your kidneys are protected from kidney cysts, your chronic pain and hypertension can be eased largely.

If you are interested about the later therapy, you had better firstly get an overview of it from the online doctor. Any question, feel free to let us know.

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