Bosniak renal cyst - type I

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Ultrasound for deranged liver function tests

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Incidental simple cortical cyst in the lower pole of the right kidney

Case Discussion

Renal cortical cysts are frequently encountering during all types of abdominal imaging, in particular ultrasound. These are almost always an incidental finding. Renal cysts are observed.

Renal cysts are classified using the well established Bosniak renal cyst classification. This is a set of internationally recognised criteria used to help appropriately label the cysts and their clinical significance. 

Type 1 cysts are simple, benign and require no additional imaging either to characterize or follow up.

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Case information

rID: 21139
Case created: 6th Jan 2013
Last edited: 26th Jul 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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