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Have pain in right side of body. Ultrasound shows cyst in kidney. Diagnosis?

good evening doctor, My mother is having Acute and severe pain on right side of the body extending to the back of the body. I got the xray report of the region done which says everything is normal. Ultrasound report says a simple cortical cyst on pole of right kidney . Kindly explain me the findings and give me the your possible diagnosis. Thanx in anticipation Dr. Anuj
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Simple renal cysts are an incidental finding on ultrasound and usually do not require much treatment. Cysts are collection water like fluid inside a wall of a sac, lying close to the kidneys or sometimes forming a part of the kidney, like in your case which means the cyst is lying in the cortical part of the kidney. Xrays will be unable to reveal such cysts because of this consistency. Simple renal cysts are usually without any symptoms, however some cysts can cause pain on the right side of the abdomen when such cysts compress on adjoining organs. If the cyst continue to cause pain, your doctor can decide on aspirating the cyst.
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