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Small angiomyolipoma

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zafar Khan
Urology 58 years experience
Ok: Small angiomyolipomas only need surveilance. If they show growth, only then surgical removal is advised.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Slight growth: Angiomyolipomas are the most common benign tumor of kidney, composed of blood vessels, smooth muscle cells and fat cells. They are strongly associate... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
That may scare you: The common lesions in kidneys are cysts and kidney cancers all of which begin as small densities and then it is a matter of checking them for any chan... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
See a urologist: And follow up ( if you need surgery or observation ).
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Urologist: Nephrologists are "medical" kidney doctors that don 't get involved in surgical intervention. It would be best to f/u with a urologist; best early tr... Read More
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Angiomyolipoma: Small angiomyolipoma are generally not hazardous. See a urologist first. An experienced interventional radiologist can perform cryoablation of these... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Discuss w/ provider: Ask the ER physician to sens results to your GP and to provide you w/ answers and an explanation of what to expect. It's benign. That's good news. But... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
Probably Not: Probably not - amls are benign tumors, with generally a characteristic appearance on us. However, especially given your history, please keep follow... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not related, but: eGFR of 65 is of concern and you should see a nephrologist for evaluation of kidney function.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Angiomyolipoma: I assume something was seen on an ultrasound that might be an angiomyolipoma(AML)? The ultrasound appearance can be suggestive of AML, not diagnostic... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
Radiology 40 years experience
Angiomyolipoma notes: While AMLs can bleed and rarely can turn to cancer, small ones are often thought of as "leave me alone" lesions. See: http://www.medscape.com/viewarti... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
No: These are benign entities. Angiomyolipomas are only treated if they are very large, due to propensity to spontaneously bleed. Small ones, like yours... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John To
Dr. John Toanswered
Radiology 30 years experience
Benign hamartoma: angiomyilipoma is a benign hamartoma usually occurring in the kidney (but rarely in the liver). There is no malignant potential. They usually contai... Read More

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