Why renal cysts grow.

  title={Why renal cysts grow.},
  author={Kenneth D. Gardner and Robert Hayes Glew and Andrew P. Evan and James A. McAteer and Jaime Bernstein},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  volume={266 3 Pt 2},
The growth of renal cysts leads to morbidity, contributes to mortality, and is a lesson in applied physiology. The fact that chemical, electrical, osmotic, and hydrostatic driving forces determine cyst volumes is inferred from observations that cyst fluids vary in their concentrations of osmotically active substances. Most have concentrations of sodium… CONTINUE READING