Surgery is Curative: Polycythemia Due to Benign Kidney Disease

International Journal of Research in Health Sciences,2015,3,2,369-372.
Published:April 2015
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Raju R1, Bernad Amer2, Vijayendra Kanwar3, Mj. Jawaid Rahman4, Naloh Mibang5, Akoijam Kaku Singh6

1-Junior Resident, Department of Surgery. 2,3,4,5-Senior Resident, Department of Urology. 6-Professor, Department of Urology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, India.


The common association of chronic renal disease and anaemia is well documented in literature. Less frequent and perhaps more complex is the association of renal lesions and polycythemia, or more specifically, erythrocytosis. Increasing evidence, both clinical and investigative, suggests that this peculiar association does not have its basis in mere coincidence. The following case report shows the possible relationship of benign kidney disease with erythrocytosis and cured after surgery.

Brownish, chocolaty fluid