Is the cyst causing any symptoms like pain , hematuria or infection?
Is she healthy for her age ?
Please let me know.
Cysts are less likely to cause severe symptoms unless they become very big. 10.7 is on the border. Neither very big nor very small.
But I would think twice before intervening for a cyst in 92 year old. There is no clear indication to intervene in a cyst even for younger individuals. So we have to tread carefully. Keep it as a last resort if at all.
So try to clear up her bowels and see if it gets rid of the pain.
If she is fit for laparoscopic surgery or not will be decided by the anesthetist and physician after evaluating her thoroughly. Laparoscopic is the best option to take care of a renal cyst. It has minimal morbidity and recurrence rates.Sclerotherapy may not be an ideal procedure nevertheless can be tried considering her age.
The most important factor is that she has to agree for a procedure.
I hope this helps you
You are welcome.Cysts ruptures are practically unseen unless involved in a high velocity accidents.
She take any of the laxatives like milk of magnesia , lactulose or ispaghula husk. '
Cysts are slow growing and exophytic which means it hardly ever compresses the renal parenchyma to affect its function.They merely displace the kidney to a different position.Only if there is bleeding in the cyst it can grow rapidly otherwise they are very slow growing.
Thank you and take care.