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By: Nour-Eldin A Nour-Eldin. SIMPLE CYSTS Simple cysts (in > 50% of population > 50 years) probably arise from obstructed tubules or ducts. They do not,

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1 By: Nour-Eldin A Nour-Eldin

2 SIMPLE CYSTS Simple cysts (in > 50% of population > 50 years) probably arise from obstructed tubules or ducts. They do not, however, communicate with collecting system. Most commonly asymptomatic; rare: hematuria (from cyst rupture), HTN,cyst infection. Mass effect from large cysts may cause dull ache or discomfort.

3 Radiographic features, IVP: Lucent defect Cortical bulge Round indentations on collecting system "Beak sign" can be seen with large cysts.

4 Radiographic features, US: Anechoic Enhanced through-transmission Sharply marginated, smooth walls

5 Radiographic features, CT: Smooth cyst wall Sharp demarcation Homogenous Water density (< HU) No significant enhancement after IV contrast (<5HU) Cyst wall too thin to be seen by CT

6 Be Careful: Cysts that contain calcium, septations, and irregular margins (complicated cysts) need further workup True renal cysts should always be differentiated from hydronephrosis, calyceal diverticulum, and peripelvic cysts. Differentiate renal cyst from hypoechoic renal artery aneurysm using color Doppler US and Angiography

7 Hydronephrosis:

8 Calyceal Diverticulum Parapelvic Cyst

9 Renal Artery Aneurysm

10 Complicated CYSTS Complicated cysts are cysts that do not meet the criteria of simple cysts and thus require further workup.

11 Bosniak Classification: Category (Bosniak)US FeaturesWorkup Type 1: Simple cystRound, anechoic, thin wall enhanced through transmission None Type 2: Mildly complicated cyst Thin septation, calcium in wall CT or US follow-up Type 3: Indeterminate lesion Multiple septae, internal echos mural nodules Thick septae Partial nephrectomy, biopsy CT follow-up if surgery is high risk Type 4: Clearly malignantSolid mass componentNephrectomy

12 Increased CT density (> 15 HU) of cyst content Vast majority of these lesions are benign. High density is usually due to hemorrhage, high protein content, and/or calcium. Radiographic Features of Complicated Cysts Septations Thin septa within cysts are usually benign. Thick or irregular septa require workup. Calcifications Thin calcifications in cyst walls are usually benign. Milk of calcium: collection of small calcific granules in cyst fluid: usually benign Thick wall These lesions usually require surgical exploration.

13 Simple renal cyst, Bosniak Category I.

14 Bosniak Category II cyst Curvilinear calcification within a thin septum

15 Bosniak Category II cyst Homogeneously hyperdense mass No increase in Density after IV contrast

16 Bosniak Category II cyst Cyst with several internal septations and a minimally thickened wall

17 Bosniak Category II cyst. Cyst with uniform, mild wall thickening and short, interrupted calcifications

18 Bosniak Category II hyperdense cyst.

19 Bosniak Category II cyst

20 Bosniak Category II cyst. Nearly completely calcified mass with no obvious enhancing elements

21 Bosniak Category II. subcentimeter rim calcified renal cyst

22 Bosniak Category III. cystic mass with irregular wall thickening and associated heterogeneous nonenhancing elements

23 Bosniak Category III complex cyst. multilocular, encapsulated mass

24 Bosniak Category III complex cyst. Thick-walled, encapsulated, multilocular cystic mass with enhancing septa

25 Bosniak Category IV cystic neoplasm.

26 Bosniak Category IV cystic neoplasm

27 A 42-year-old female with back pain, hematuria, and a renal mass discovered by lumbar spine MR. hyperdense (55 HU) 3 cm mass. enhance to 88 HU after IV contrast Renal cell carcinoma

28 Thank you


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