Peripelvic cyst of the kidney

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy


Cardiac MRI ordered for cardiomyopathy evaluation. What non cardiac finding is shown here?

Patient Data

Age: 60-year-old
Gender: Female

GE 1.5 Tesla magnet

On SSFP sequences the left kidney has areas of bright fluid signal and has no enhancement on delayed imaging.

There is no hydronephrosis. See how it insinuates around the ueter and renal pelvis without a mass effect.

There is no fat intensity.

On T2 imaging there is intermediate intensity likely due to the cell and protein content.

This is the classic appearance of a peripelvic lymphatic cyst.

Case Discussion

Incidental finding of a classic left peripelvic cyst. No hydronephrosis, no follow up necessary.

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Case information

rID: 40863
Published: 8th Feb 2016
Last edited: 9th Feb 2016
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