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Severe pain in lower back. Small cortical cyst. Aneurism. Further?

Hi, My mom is 60 years of age and had severe pain in lower back towards the left side. When an Ultrasound was done it said, small cortical cyst in the mid region of the left kidney measuring 8 mm. She has a past history of Aneurism. What is extent of the presence of cyst and what are its causes and its treatment. At present she is maintaining a good heath record apart from the recent back pain .
Asked On : Fri, 31 Aug 2012
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Nephrologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query.
Renal cysts are often seen in otherwise healthy individuals and their incidence increases with age. With a single cyst of 8 mm, all we need to do is monitor its size by doing an ultrasound every 1-2 years. It does not require any other treatment.
The cyst is not the cause of low back pain.
I suggest that you take the opinion of an orthopaedic surgeon for your mother's symptoms.
Hope this helps
Good luck.
Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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Nephrologist Dr. Deepak Sharma's  Response
I can quite surely state that the cyst is not the cause of pain.
Also the character of pain is not related to kidney.
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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