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Just had a ct scan with and without contrast to check out a left kidney cyst. This was a lower abdomen-pelvis scan. Radiologist notes that lung bases are clear. What does that mean with respect to the entire lung? Also, ct noted a 4.7 centimeter simple cyst in the left kidney. I am 61 years old and understand that is not uncommon. Is this correct. Thanks, Gerry
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replied March 16th, 2017
It means your lungs are normal, and there is nothing to worry about it.


The simple kidney cyst is a fluid filled spherical space within the kidney. A simple kidney cyst has no risk of ‎becoming a kidney cancer and is therefore nothing to worry about. Usually as age progresses 50% of most adults ‎develop cysts in the kidneys which increase in size as well. ‎

If you are over 40 years old , then the chances of you having such cysts increase.

Simple kidney cysts have no clinical implications. Usually, simple kidney cysts do not result in any symptoms and ‎cause no harm to the body. On rare occasions, a cyst may cause symptoms such as flank pain, but this is quite ‎unusual. If a simple kidney cyst is believed to cause pain or another symptom, it can usually be treated by a ‎radiologist who can perform aspiration and sclerosis of the simple kidney cyst under radiographic guidance with ‎ultrasound or CT scanning.‎

You might consult with your doctor for a examination and he might be able to clear all your doubts and anxiety.



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