Q61.8: Other cystic kidney diseases
You have several cavities filled with fluid in your kidneys.
There are normally 2 kidneys in the body. They filter blood and create urine. They thus help to detoxify the body. Furthermore, the kidneys regulate the blood pressure and salt content in the blood, among other things.
The cavities sometimes make the kidneys larger than normal. The cavities may displace normal renal tissue. The kidneys may stop working properly as a result. You may also have pain in the upper part of your abdomen and back, for example. You may have high blood pressure. People sometimes have no problems when they have this condition.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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