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Ultrasound shows bilateral cortical cysts. Is it harmful?

hello doctor, my father had ultrasound last week. Here are the findings: cyst located superior pole right 7.5 x 6.1mm, other cortical cyst right located upper and middle third 9.8 x 6.9mm and 12 x 10 mm, septated cyst interpolar region left kidney 17 x 13.7mm. Right kidney 10.6 x 3.4 cm, left kidney 11.3 x 4.8 cm. Renal cortices normal in thickness. new cyst upper pole left 12 x 11mm is seen. IMPRESSION: Bilateral cortical cysts . Is this harmful? What is our intervention for this?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Nephrologist 's  Response
Your father could be having acquired cystic kidney disease which develops as one ages.Or they may be due to Familial cystic kidney disease (ADPKD) in case if there is history of cystic kidney disease in family. In either of the cases do some basic investigations like urine routine, serum creatinine.
Just control of Hypertension,prevention of urinary stone formation and urinary infection by drinking adequate water is the only thing required.Familial members need to be screened by sonography for kidney cysts. Anyways consult your Doctor for detailed evaluation and Treatment.
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Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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