Surgical operations can relieve the pressure from large cysts on kidneys. But when the pressure from large cysts is reduced, small cysts can be in a more relax environment with less pressure, which make these small cysts grow rapidly, compressing renal parenchyma for another time. Besides, operation trauma is also a great damage to kidneys.
When single cyst is larger than 4cm, operation is usually considered.
Patients who suffer from early and middle stage Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
can choose Cyst Decortication which can prevent remained healthy nephron from
being damaged further and relieve renal ischemia condition. By this way, part
nephron can be recovered, which delays the development of Polycystic Kidney
Disease (PKD). But for patients suffering from end stage Polycystic Kidney
Disease, this operation can play very little role. Therefore, if patients suffer
from rapidly developing illness condition and obvious symptoms with reclined
renal function and continuous High Blood Pressure, they should accept operation
as early as possible. Bilateral operations should have duration of 3 to 6
Advantages and disadvantages of Cyst Decortication to treat Polycystic Kidney
Advantages: Cyst Decortication can prevent remained healthy nephron from
compressing and being damaged further, which can relieve the condition of renal
ischemia, recover function of part nephron and delay illness development. It has
the function of reducing blood pressure, relieving pain, improve renal function
and living quality as well as delaying the process of Polycystic Kidney Disease
(PKD) developing into End Stage Renal Failure.
Disadvantages: operation can eliminate some larger cysts effectively, but
when larger cysts are removed, there will be more space left for smaller cysts,
which can make smaller cysts grow more rapidly. With these smaller cysts
growing, they will damage kidneys for another time. For this reason, the largest
disadvantage of operation is that it can only treat the surface problems instead
of treating the disease itself.
As for patients suffering from end stage Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cyst
Decortication can play very limited role in treating this disease. Instead, this
operation can worsen renal function damage further. Recent years, Laparoscopy
Cyst Decortication is used to treat Polycystic Kidney Disease. But because the
countless number and various size of these cysts as well as the limitation of
minimal invasive surgery, this operation can not reduce pressure of all these
cysts. For this reason, this treatment is not taken as routine treatment. It is
only suitable to deal with some larger cysts of Polycystic Kidney Disease in
order to improve part of renal function and relieve related symptoms.
In one word, operation can not treat Polycystic Kidney Disease from its
primary cause which refers to Renal Fibrosis. This is also the reason why
Haematuria and cysts relapse frequently. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy
which can block Renal Fibrosis is suggested to Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
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