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Ultrasound report shows cortical cysts in kidneys. Meaning? what should be done?

I am a 51 year old Filipino male, my height is 5ft 5in, weight is 140lbs, upon advise of my doctor I had an ultrasound made, the result of which shows that my left kidney is 11.28 x 5.64 x 4.41 cm with a cortical thickness of 1.39cm. It has a cortical cysts measuring 1.6 x 1.6 cm and 1.3 x 0.8cm in its mid and upper pole. no calculus or caliectasis noted. What the report mean and what should be done?
Asked On : Thu, 2 May 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi adn wecloemt.
Nothing should be done. These are only mild chronic kindey changes due to ageing. There is no need to be wrorried if your urea and creatinine levels are normal and you dont have any symptoms. Those 2 cysts are small and it shouldnt cause any prbolems. You should just do annual checj up by ultrasounds fo its size following and if it shows rapid grow or signs of malignancy it shoud be surgically removed. From this, it seems like to be simple,benign cortical cyst. WIsh you good health.
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