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what is a 1 cm t2 hyperintense lesion in the posterior aspect of the left kidney?

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Dr. Douglas Bourgon
Radiology 22 years experience
Depends: What type of MRI was acquired and discovered this finding? This could be a frequently seen incidental cyst seen on a lumbar spine MRI or a mass as part of a renal lesion evaluation study MRI. Feel free to schedule a consult to review your exact imaging and this finding.

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A 74-year-old male asked:

1 6cm echoggenic lesion kidney how serious might this be?

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of low attenuation lesion in your kidney?

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A 27-year-old female asked about a 61-year-old female:

LT kidney normal size with no mass lesion,normal cortical thickness A mild to moderate stasis is seen in it Significant cortical thinning also seen7mm?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: I wouldn't jump into the ship of overwhelming worry over this finding as described. Instead, make sure the finding is correlated with your clinical scenario over time to discern what could be the underlying cause if identifiable. On the other hand, the report may be a slight "normal" variation with no clinical significance at all. So, ask Doc for logical interpretation and follow-up before jumping
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A 33-year-old male asked:

Incidental low attenuation lesion" found in kidney. 7mm in size. What does "low attenuation" mean?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 a cyst) has lower attenuation than a solid mass. In the kidney, an incidental low attenuation lesion usually indicates a benign cyst. This can be confirmed with an ultrasound.
A male asked:

Diagnosed with low density lesion interpolar aspect left kidney, statistically beneign. Should I have this looked at for further evaluation?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It depends: A Lesion in the kidney can be a benign cyst, which are common. But it can also be a solid lesion. Depending on your Age, the nature of the lesion, and its size will dictate further testing. But you should have a consultation with a doctor to examine you and guide you further.

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