How common are simple cysts in elderly

What is the prevalence of simple cysts in older people?

The prevalence of simple cysts increases with age. Presence of at least one or more simple cysts is found in approximately 11.5% of those aged 50 to 70 years.

The prevalence appears to double to 22.1% in those older than age 70 years and has been reported as high as 36.1% in those older than age 80 years, with a 2:1 frequency in men compared to women.


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