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Is Any Operation Possible for PKD Patients

2014-09-28 02:14

Is Any Operation Possible for PKD PatientsPKD is characterized by fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys. This is a genetic disease, which means there is no cure. What we should do is to control the symptoms caused by the growing cysts. Is any operation possible for PKD patients? Now let’s find the answer in the following article.

Operations for PKD patients

Just controlling the symptoms can not stop the growth of cysts. The growing cysts can still cause damage to the kidneys. There indeed are operations for patients to remove the cysts, namely sclerotherapy and laparoscopic real cyst decortication.

-Sclerotherapy is to insert a long needle into the kidney to pull fluid out and then inject alcohol to prevent it occurring again.

-Laparoscopic renal cyst decortication is to use laparoscopic camera to give a magnified view of the kidney and then remove the cysts by thin, specialized instruments.

Operations can reduce the oppression of cysts to the kidney tissues around, protect the remaining kidney function and improve ischemia and anoxia in the kidneys. It seems that operation is very good for PKD patients, but there are still some troubles.

Disadvantages of operation for PKD patients

Operations can only remove the big cysts from the kidneys, while the small ones remain in the kidneys. Once the big one is removed, it makes space for the small ones so that the small one will quickly grow up. The interval of operations should be more than half year.

In addition, when you are in the advanced stage, just reducing the oppression can do nothing to the damaged kidneys. On the contrary, operation may worsen the state of illness.

Alternatives for PKD patients

Besides operation, there is a conservative treatment for PKD patients. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can increase the permeability of cyst walls and speed up the blood circulation in the cyst wall so that fluid can be absorbed and discharged out of the body. In this way, cysts become small. This therapy can also inhibit the abnormal proliferation of renal tubule epithelial cells and secretion of fluid. In this way, cysts stop growing. Therefore, it is possible for you to live a normal life with PKD.

If you would like to know more information about PKD treatment, please send emails to kidneycares@hotmail.com. Our doctors will contact you later.

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