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    Renal Cortical Cyst of Size 1.7cm, Is It Serious

    2014-03-31 07:40| Font Size A A A

    Renal Cortical Cyst of Size 1.7cm, Is It SeriousKidney cyst is a common kidney disease, and cyst in patient’s kidney can grow big gradually, which will damage patient’s kidney structure in this process. Well then, if a patient has renal cortical cyst of size 1.7cm, is it serious?

    What is renal cortical cyst?

    Renal cortical cyst means patient’s cyst grows in his renal cortex, which mainly consists of nephrons, and nephron consists of renal corpuscle and kidney tubule, which are the parts that is in charge of filtration and reabsorption.

    Thereby, if patient’s renal cortex is damaged by kidney cyst, that can destroy the major function of kidney directly. If the damaged part is large, that can reduce patient’s kidney function obviously.

    How serious is it when patient has renal cortical cyst of size 1.7cm?

    If patient has renal cortical cyst of size 1.7cm, his condition is not very severe at this point, because kidney cyst will not influence patient’s kidney function obviously if when the size of kidney cyst is less than 3cm, and it is usually left alone at this point. And when patient’s cyst size is bigger than 3 cm, patient may need surgery or other measures to relieve his condition.

    Besides, cyst in kidney may be caused by simple kidney cyst or polycystic kidney cyst. If patient has simple kidney cyst, his prognosis is not very bad. But if patient has polycystic kidney disease, his condition is not severe at present, but it will be very severe in the future, because there are countless cysts will grow bigger and bigger, which will damage patient’s kidney structure gradually.

    Thereby, it is not severe if patient has renal cortical cyst of size 1.7cm, but it will be very severe in the future if patient has PKD. In the end, if you have any other trouble in dealing with your kidney disease, you can contact our online experts, and we will do what we can to help you.


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