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low attenuation lesion kidney

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
9 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Several causes: Can be a cyst or several possibilities; best to check with your doctor or see a nephrologist.

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Low attenuation: means it absorbs less xrays. Usually this means that it is something less dense than adjacent tissue. For example, a fluid filled structure(such as ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Nesbitt
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Probably a cyst: simple cysts in the kidney are common and usually no cause for concern. They are benign and cause no problems health wise. Cysts do not become cancers ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Cysts: That typically represents cysts. Bilateral cystic disease can be either a normal variant if a small number and age of the patient, or polycystic kidne ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
Usually benign: Attenuation is like density on a CT. A high attenuation tissue like bone, will appear white on a CT, whereas low attenuation (less dense substances l ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Lesion: In cases like this I sit down with the radiologist who interpreted the ct scan and ask advice as to possible diagnosis, how concerning is the lesion, ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
This is not uncommon: Benign lesions like the one/s you have are quite frequently seen when CT scan of the abdomen is done for any reason.Your test ordering doctor, then ha ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
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40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: That has to be explained in a clinical context, meaning: the doctor who examined you and ordered the study would be the best to explain, at times afte ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Haemangioma/metastas: Blood vessel malformations can present in liver. Metastasis of cancer can occur. Certain parasites can form cysts in liver. Hematogenous spread of inf ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nikunj Shah
49 years experience Hepatology
Liver lesions: Fatty liver and liver lesions concerning. I would suggest further testing with CT or MRI and if need see liver specialist.

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