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Is Renal Cyst Same with Polycystic Kidney Disease

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  • Posted By: pkdcn2897
  • November 29, 2011
  • 03:00 AM

Renal Cyst differs from Polycystic Kidney Disease. Characterized by multiple cysts, Polycystic Kidney Disease is genetic disease. Generally speaking, most of the patients are diagnosed with this Polycystic Kidney Disease after they grow up. Moreover, with the enlargement of cysts and kidneys, renal failure finally will appear. However, Renal Cyst is not genetic disease. Renal cyst means there is one or more cysts in the kidney and for patients with Renal Cyst, their cyst may unilateral or bilateral. Usually, for patients with Renal Cyst, their disease will not cause renal damage. Among people who are older than sixty, about fifteen percent of them will be found to have cyst in their kidney. Normally, it is not necessary for them to treat their cyst until their cyst enlarges to the degree that causes damage to their healthy renal tissues.

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