A standardized technique for percutaneous therapeutic management of renal cysts is described. After partial aspiration of the cyst fluid, the fluid is replaced with Pantopaque, Renografin 60 and air. Fifty six renal cysts so treated were followed at intervals of up to 4 yr and 68% showed a 50% or more decrease in cyst volume. Only 13% of a control group of 15 renal cysts which were percutaneously punctured but did not have Pantopaque instilled showed a 50% or more decrease in cyst volume. The results suggest that instillation of Pantopaque into a renal cyst can alter the natural history of the cyst by causing it to decrease in size.
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- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging