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What is lower polar simple cortical cyst and how can we get it ?

Dear Doctors, My sister is 16 and has a lower polar simple cortical cyst. Can you please explain what this is and how she got it. Also is this something to worry about? Thanks Docs!
Tue, 31 Jan 2012
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Thanks for your query.

If she Is asymptomatic , she might not need any active Intervention.

If she develops symptoms like pain In loin or hematuria, you need to consult a urologist.

Cyst means a swelling which Is hollow like balloon.

Cortical means It Is placed In the outer layer of kidney.

Even the size of the cyst matters which you have not mentioned about.Hope I have answered your query

I will be available for your follow up queries If any.

Wishing you good health.


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