I was told I have a 6mm proteinaceous and / or hemorrhagic kidney cyst and was told to have it rechecked in 6mon. I did and it is now 1.4 cm. but they say it is the same thing and want me to go back in 3 mon for another check . they have done both ct and ultrsound. Is this a simple of complex cyst? should I be not doing anything? Jim
A proteinaceous cyst of the kidney is also known as a renal cyst. The cyst will have hemorrhagic fluid as well as lesions on the kidney.
Hi, I went to an ultrasound to detect a kidney stone. But, when the radiologist detected a cyst (2 cm) on my left kidney I was very surprised and affraid. To confirm this a CT scan and a thin-cut CT scan was needed. I was lucky, the cyst was not a carcinoma. However, the cyst was not usual as it contained proteinaceous or hemorrhagic debris.
A hemorrhagic renal cyst is characterized by hemorrhage or bleeding into the cyst. This HealthHearty article provides information on the diagnostic criteria for such kidney cysts along with the treatment options.
What Is a Hemorrhagic Cyst in Your Kidney? According to WebMD, kidney cysts are closed pockets filled with fluid or tissue. They can become infected or start bleeding, in which case they are called hemorrhagic.
HealthTap: Doctor answers on Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and More: Dr. Daniel on proteinaceous cyst: A simple cyst has a very specific benign appearance, while a cystadenocarcinoma usually has characteristics that are pathognomonic for a complex mass. A benign hemorrhagic cyst may resemble a worrisome cystadenoca. If you are worried about an ovarian cyst, talk to your doctor.
A complex cyst can form when a simple cyst bleeds internally (hemorrhagic cyst) or when its fluid contents become filled with debris (proteinaceous cyst). While hemorrhagic and proteinaceous cysts are not worrisome in and of themselves, they can sometimes be difficult to differentiate from tumors. More on how we deal with this below.
Kidney cysts can occasionally lead to complications, including: An infected cyst. A kidney cyst may become infected, causing fever and pain. A burst cyst. A kidney cyst that bursts causes severe pain in your back or side. Urine obstruction. A kidney cyst that obstructs the normal flow of urine may lead to swelling of the kidney (hydronephrosis).
A case of malign hemorrhagic renal cyst in a 32 – year–old woman is reported. The patient was admitted to our hospital for further evaluation of right upper abdominal mass. CT scan and ultrasonic sonography showed a right giant renal cystic mass. The characteristic findings were thick and ...
The cyst on the right appears simple (i.e., it follows the signal of simple fluid on all sequences) while the cyst on the left (arrows) shows high signal on T1 and T2 weighted images suggesting it is more complex perhaps from hemorrhage or from proteinaceous contents. This cyst is a Bosniak II cyst.