Bosniak renal cyst - type I

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Ultrasound for deranged liver function tests

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

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: 25th Sep 2017
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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