A Complicated “Simple” Renal Cyst
Harrington, Daphne M.; Meara, Alexa S.; Vaccharajani, Tushar; Desai, Tejas
Background: Simple renal cysts are usually asymptomatic and benign. Rarely, symptoms and complications can develop from local mass effect which is illustrated by this case. Case Presentation: 77 year old Caucasian male presents with abdominal pain for five days. Abdominal exam was diffusely tender, markedly distended, tympanic with absent bowel sounds. His work-up included an abdominal x-ray showing a colonic obstruction and abdominal CT showing a large 27 cm renal cyst. Drainage of the renal cyst resolved obstructive symptoms. Conclusion: A simple renal cyst should not be overlooked as the reason for acute abdominal pain. Simple renal cysts, though benign are not without complications.
Harrington, Daphne M., & Meara, Alexa S., & Vaccharajani, Tushar, & Desai, Tejas. (November 2012). A Complicated “Simple” Renal Cyst. Open Urology and Nephrology Journal, (5:1), p.35-39. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10342/7689
Harrington, Daphne M., and Meara, Alexa S., and Vaccharajani, Tushar, and Desai, Tejas. "A Complicated “Simple” Renal Cyst". Open Urology and Nephrology Journal. 5:1. (35-39.), November 2012. April 20, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/7689.
Harrington, Daphne M. and Meara, Alexa S. and Vaccharajani, Tushar and Desai, Tejas, "A Complicated “Simple” Renal Cyst," Open Urology and Nephrology Journal 5, no. 1 (November 2012), http://hdl.handle.net/10342/7689 (accessed April 20, 2021).
Harrington, Daphne M., Meara, Alexa S., Vaccharajani, Tushar, Desai, Tejas. A Complicated “Simple” Renal Cyst. Open Urology and Nephrology Journal. November 2012; 5(1) 35-39. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/7689. Accessed April 20, 2021.