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Should I Do Surgery When Largest Cyst Is 4cm in Polycystic Kidney Disease

2015-06-23 15:08| Font Size A A A

Should I Do Surgery When Largest Cyst Is 4cm in Polycystic Kidney DiseaseSurgery is commonly used for removing the bigger and single cysts for patients. For PKD patients, the large cysts will also oppress the surrounding tissues and cells. Well then, when cyst enlarges to 4cm, should they do surgery?

Polycystic Kidney Disease is an genetic disorder, which cannot be cured totally. If left treated, it will progress into Kidney Failure eventually. But the effective treatments can help slow down or even stop the development of illness condition. Actually, for small cysts, they do not cause any discomforts, while when cysts enlarge to a certain degree, patients will suffer a lot. As for 4cm cysts in PKD, it should draw your attention.

4cm cysts in PKD

In general, if cyst is larger than 3cm, it can oppress the kidney tissues and cause kidney damage. Then, patients will have some severe symptoms, like protein in urine, blood in urine, high blood pressure, swelling, back pain, etc. In the condition, if we let it alone, it will enlarge over time. Then, when it becomes large enough, it will easily get ruptured.

Should I do surgery for 4cm for PKD patients?

Actually, we do not recommend surgery to PKD patients. Why? On the one hand, for PKD patients, they have at least two or more cysts in the kidneys, surgery is not suitable for removing cysts because it is easily to cause other cysts damage. On the other hand, even if cysts can be removed, it is possible to cause infection. What’s more, when big cyst is removed, it will leave more growth’s space for small cysts. Therefore, surgery is not suitable for PKD patients.

Is there any other treatments for PKD patients?

To be frank, patients need to have effective and prompt treatment for the big cysts. In Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Hot Compress Therapy, Acupuncture, etc are more popular among kidney disease patients. If you want to know details, please do feel free to contact us: leave a message below directly or email to renal-disease@hotmail.com and we will do our best to help you.



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