Friday, 21 October 2016

Renal Cyst

15 year old girl with a symptomatic left renal cyst. A partial nephrectomy was done to remove the wall of the cyst.
Knowledge📚🤓: Simple kidney cysts may be monitored with periodic ultrasounds.

Simple kidney cysts that are causing symptoms or blocking the flow of blood or urine through the kidney may need to be treated using a procedure called sclerotherapy. In sclerotherapy, the doctor punctures the cyst using a long needle 💉💉inserted through the skin.
Ultrasound is used to guide the needle 💉💉to the cyst. The cyst is drained and then filled with a solution containing alcohol to make the kidney tissue harder. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis with a local anesthetic.
🏨If the cyst is large, surgery may be needed. Most surgeries 😷can be performed using a laparoscope—a special tool with a small, lighted video camera. The procedure is usually done under general anesthesia in a hospital. The surgeon drains the cyst and then removes or burns away its outer tissue. This type of surgery allows for a smaller incision and quicker recovery.
Picture and case credit: @CelebDr. Thank you very much😀😀👍🏽.

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