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I have been trying to find a list of Kidney Cysts by name

22 Jan 2018 19:19

I have been trying to find a list of Kidney Cysts by name online but so far can only find Bosniak ones. I am trying to find as much info as possible as I have a 6 cm *Exophytic* cyst arising from my left kidney.

I am getting quite some pain from this, always in the background is a dull ache but also side pain between ribcage and hip. They found the cyst on a routine ct scan but my lady gp has now referred me for an ultrasound.

Re: I have been trying to find a list of Kidney Cysts by name

23 Jan 2018 10:39 in response to Christie

Anybody?

Re: I have been trying to find a list of Kidney Cysts by name

23 Jan 2018 16:39 in response to Christie

Hi Christie,

Thanks for posting on our forum and I’m sorry to hear that you are currently in pain.

Unfortunately, I am unable to find a specific list of different kidney cyst’s. However, the word exophytic is not a name for a type of cyst, but means growing outwards.

You mentioned the name Bosniak. This is a system used by radiologists to identify the type of cyst from the different characteristics that can be seen on a CT with contrast. It is helpful in identifying if something may be cancerous or not.

I hope this has been useful. Please do get back to us if you have any more questions or call us on 0808 800 4040. We are here from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Best wishes

Georgina

Re: I have been trying to find a list of Kidney Cysts by name

23 Jan 2018 17:39 in response to CRUK Nurse Georgina

Thank you so much Georgina, that has helped more than you know.