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Revista Cubana de Cirugía

Print version ISSN 0034-7493On-line version ISSN 1561-2945


SANDOVAL JIMENEZ, Odalys  and  SANTANA SARRHY, Lourdes. Complex renal cyst: a difficult case to diagnose. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2009, vol.48, n.4. ISSN 0034-7493.

This is the case of a female patient coming to our center presenting with a complex renal cyst. The patient is aged 59 and a short history of a sustained, dull and severe left lumbar pain; at physical examination a hypochondrium tumor in left flank is palpated. This entity is frequent, but is difficult to diagnose since in multiple studies complex images show possible malign tumor affection, and only the surgical exploration defines the true diagnosis. Features of the simple and complex renal cysts with details on performing of imaging diagnosis of these cases and the behavior followed according the complexity degree of cyst. Information present in medical literature is compared with experience of this patient. Literature on this matter is reviewed and problems around the diagnosis and the therapeutical possibilities are discussed.

Keywords : Complex renal cyst.

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