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A 34-year-old female asked:

have a questionable 4mm angiomyolipoma in upper pole of right kidney. radiologist seemed unsure. what else could it be that resembles angiomyolipoma?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Small lesion: 4 mm is very small lesion and differentiation from cyst or other tumor difficult. Angiomyolipomas are benign and composed of variable amounts of three components; blood vessels (-angio), plump spindle cells (-myo) and adipose tissue (-lipo).If fat content recognized on ct or mr tumors likely to be angiomyoliipomas. Other tumors can have some fat content.
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Best managed by "watchful waiting".
Apr 4, 2014
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Too small right now: This is too small to worry about. Unless it becomes bigger with more time, you can ignore it. I would ask you to get it rechecked it in 6 to 12 months and look for any growth if it gets larger than it has to be removed which is the best way to manage it provided it is getting bigger in size.

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