A rare complication: Infection in acromegalic renal cysts.

Published on Jul 16, 2020in Clinical Case Reports
· DOI :10.1002/CCR3.3108
Yuki Mori6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Okayama University),
Yuki Otsuka1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Okayama University)
+ 3 AuthorsFumio Otsuka35
Estimated H-index: 35
(Okayama University)
Renal cysts are detected in one third of acromegaly patients, especially in uncontrolled cases. Clinicians should pay attention to unexpected infection of enlarged renal cysts in acromegaly patients.
#1Masaaki Yamamoto (Kobe University)H-Index: 14
#2Ryusaku Matsumoto (Kobe University)H-Index: 12
Last. Yutaka Takahashi (Kobe University)H-Index: 36
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Objective Various organs are known to be affected by the comorbidities of acromegaly. However, the involvement of renal structural comorbidities, such as cysts, has so far remained largely unknown. In this single-center study, we aimed to determine the prevalence and factors associated with simple renal cysts in Japanese patients with acromegaly. Methods A total of 71 consecutive patients with acromegaly were analyzed, who all underwent abdominal ultrasonography at diagnosis between 1986 and 201...
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#1Mohammad Qasim Khan (King Edward Medical University)H-Index: 1
#2Ileana Lucia Ponor (JHUSOM: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)H-Index: 1
Last. Waseem Khaliq (JHUSOM: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)H-Index: 6
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Renal cysts are generally classified as simple or complex and are further characterised under the Bosniak classification system. Most simple cysts are benign, asymptomatic and discovered incidentally. However, over time, these simple cysts can enlarge, become symptomatic and develop complications, requiring intervention. We present a case of a 70-year-old man with multiple comorbidities who presented with left lower quadrant abdominal pain and haematuria. An abdominal CT scan revealed a large, 2...
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