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Doctor insights on: Angiomyolipoma Kidney Causes

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Ct with dye fnd spots in kidneys, radio thought they may be angiomyolipoma but cld not b sure. Also chronic changes in lung bases. Any cause 4 concern?

Ct with dye fnd spots in kidneys, radio thought they may be angiomyolipoma but cld not b sure. Also chronic changes in lung bases. Any cause 4 concern?

Angiomyolipoma Dx: The addition of MRI to rule out angiomyolipoma helps a little. It is also a good way to follow the lesion to see if it grows (no radiation and the dye is safer).
Chronic lung changes in a 35 yo is nonspecific and needs clinical correlation. Some folks may do breathing tests if there are symptoms like shortness of breath, even if only for baseline. Everyone should quit smoking ASAP. ...Read more

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How safe is embolization for angiomyolipoma on kidney?

How safe is embolization for angiomyolipoma on kidney?

Depends on reason: Embolization is indicated for renal angiomyolipomas in the setting of bleeding from the tumors. In such cases, the procedure can be life-saving and can also help preserve kidney tissue (as opposed to taking the whole organ out). In skilled hands, it is considered to be relatively safe and necessary procedure. As with all vascular procedures, the major risk is bleeding from the site. ...Read more

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What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

Benign tumor: This is a fairly common benign tumor. If the imaging specialist is certain of the diagnosis, it's perhaps best left alone. If you have more than one, or other signs, it's suggestive of tuberous sclerosis, a highly variable genetic illness. A big one may respond to some recently-devised medical management. ...Read more

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What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

Benign tumor: This is a fairly common benign tumor. If the imaging specialist is certain of the diagnosis, it's perhaps best left alone. If you have more than one, or other signs, it's suggestive of tuberous sclerosis, a highly variable genetic illness. A big one may respond to some recently-devised medical management. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is angiomyolipoma of the kidney?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is angiomyolipoma of the kidney?

Benign tumor: They are most common benign tumor of kidney. Comprised of vascular cells, smooth muscle cells ; fat cells they are liable to spontaneous hemorrhage. Most commonly seen in patients with tuberous sclerosis. Usually do not require intervention. Optimal management is conservative to preserve as much normal functioning kidney tissue as possible. Large tumors can often be managed by embolisation. ...Read more

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Embolization for angiomyolipoma on kidney, can you tell me more about this?

Embolization for angiomyolipoma on kidney, can you tell me more about this?

Can be done: Angiomyolipoma or AML is a fatty tumor often considered a benign disease. It can be solitary or part of a genetic complex called tuberous sclerosis and present with many deposits. It carries a risk of bleeding. Embolization or placing coils into the small arteries feeding the mass is one way to treat it. The decision may require careful evaluation of the size and location of the mass. ...Read more

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My mum's x-rays appeared angiomyolipoma in her kidney?!

My mum's x-rays appeared angiomyolipoma in her kidney?!

Benign: Usually angiomyolipoma appears as a tumor of the kidney containing fat and blood vessels on ultrasound. It is benign. But, beware, large tumors could bleed heavily with trauma. ...Read more

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Is 25x21 mm size right kidney angiomyolipoma removal a major surgery? What is revovery time?

Is 25x21 mm size right kidney angiomyolipoma removal a major surgery? What is revovery time?

Agiomyolipoma: The recovery should be fast if laparoscopic or Robotic Surgery is offered, but a 2.5 cm Agiomyolipoma does not need to be operated on and could be safely observed. ...Read more

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Have a questionable 4mm angiomyolipoma in upper pole of right kidney. Radiologist seemed unsure. What else could it be that resembles angiomyolipoma?

Have a questionable 4mm angiomyolipoma in upper pole of right kidney. Radiologist seemed unsure. What else could it be that resembles angiomyolipoma?

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. ...Read more

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Is it necessary for me to have an embolism for a 2.5cm angiomyolipoma that a biopsy just resulted in (left kidney)?

Is it necessary for me to have an embolism for a 2.5cm angiomyolipoma that a biopsy just resulted in (left kidney)?

Symptoms?: If getting symptoms, e.g. Pain, bleeding, altered kidney function, then may need this common, benign abnormality treated. If shown to be benign, and none of the above, then simply observation/monitoring may be fine. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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Right Kidney ultrasound shows 25x21 mm size angiomyolipoma. Is it considered large? What should be done about it. Currently there are no symptoms.

Right Kidney ultrasound shows 25x21 mm size angiomyolipoma. Is it considered large? What should be done about it. Currently there are no symptoms.

Angiolipoma: 22 mm is 2 cm which is moderate size. Angiolipomas are benign so would just monitor especially since there are not symptoms and surgery is not without risk.

http://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/angiolipoma/ ...Read more

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2cm angiomyolipoma and 2 small cysts left kidney, scan again in 6 months to measure growth, will they need treatment?

2cm angiomyolipoma and 2 small cysts left kidney, scan again in 6 months to measure growth, will they need treatment?

No: These are benign entities. Angiomyolipomas are only treated if they are very large, due to propensity to spontaneously bleed. Small ones, like yours, are of little or no concern. ...Read more

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What is an angiomyolipoma on the kidney? I am afraid of cancer. Labs all normal. Getting MRI with and without contrast next week. No symptoms.

What is an angiomyolipoma on the kidney? I am afraid of cancer. Labs all normal. Getting MRI with and without contrast next week. No symptoms.

Angiomyolipoma: These are a type of BENIGN renal neoplasm. So yes it is a cancer but it is a benign form. These are the most common benign solid kidney tumor. Most of the cases are random events typically in females and around 40 years old. The other 20% of cases have an association with certain neurological disorders. They may cause flank pain, hematuria and can spontaneously rupture causing bleeding. ...Read more

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My ultrasound results are mild fatty infiltration of the liver, a stable angiomyolipoma in the left kidney and a small polyp in the gallbladder.

My ultrasound results are mild fatty infiltration of the liver, a stable angiomyolipoma in the left kidney and a small polyp in the gallbladder.

Multi problem girl: OK improve you nutrition eat well balanced diet, don't drink you will damage further if you take care of yourself possible to revert neglect may lead to cirrhosis. GB polyp need observation if is less than 2 cm, considered pre-malignant may need removal. L kidney one benign need observation only regular MD Ck ups, OK not that bad right! ...Read more

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Male. 34yrs old with angiomyolipoma on kidney. Treatment? What it is associated with? Surgery? Risks? Lower back pain intermittently.

Male. 34yrs old with angiomyolipoma on kidney. Treatment? What it is associated with? Surgery? Risks? Lower back pain intermittently.

See below: It may not need treatment and be just followed by imaging to ensure that it is not growing. If treatment is needed, it need not be invasive surgery, the lesion could be treated by embolizing the blood vessel.
See this site for more information on this topic:
http://www. Urology-textbook. Com/angiomyolipoma-kidney. Html ...Read more

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I'm in stage 3 Kidney Disease w/ large renal angiomyolipomas bilaterally. My doc has no fluid restrictions. I drink 3-4 liters H2O daily. Too much?

I'm in stage 3 Kidney Disease w/ large renal angiomyolipomas bilaterally. My doc has no fluid restrictions. I drink 3-4 liters H2O daily. Too much?

Sounds fine: Water isn't a burden on your kidneys. Only late in the course of kidney failure will there be a need to restrict, for the sake of the rest of your body. Hopefully that won't happen. Do look for a cause of your renal insufficiency other than your TS / lipomas. If it's just loss of renal mass from compression, ACE inhibitors might slow progression. Keep learning & glad you asked. ...Read more

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Why do I need a abdomen and pelvic CT scan for small suspected kidney angiomyolipoma?

Why do I need a abdomen and pelvic CT scan for small suspected kidney angiomyolipoma?

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. It could still be other types of masses. The CT appearance should be diagnostic, because CT can specifically detect the fat in the AML that confirms the diagnosis. Not sure why pelvic CT necessary if AML confirmation is only issue. ...Read more

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Renal sonogram of kidney for high BP showed no stenosis but showed a 4mm angiomyolipoma in the upper pole of kidney. Should I see a nephrologist?

Renal sonogram of kidney for high BP showed no stenosis but showed a 4mm angiomyolipoma in the upper pole of kidney. Should I see a nephrologist?

Angiomyolipoma: A small angiomyolipoma of 4 mm does not require special care by a nephrologist. See a urologist. Be followed with ultrasound every 6 months to determine if it grows. An interventional radiologist can perform cryoablation of these or they can be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Stage 1 grade 3 kidney cancer 3 years ago 9 mm echogenic focus in the mid to upper left kidney likely represents a small angiomyolipoma. Cancer back?

Stage 1 grade 3 kidney cancer 3 years ago 9 mm echogenic focus in the mid to upper left kidney likely represents a small angiomyolipoma. Cancer back?

Probably Not: Probably not - amls are benign tumors, with generally a characteristic appearance on us.

However, especially given your history, please keep following the plan for surveillance you and your doctor (s) have come up with.

Closer scrutiny of this finding as well as the rest of your body is very important. ...Read more

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Can a large kidney angiomyolipma affect my actual kidney and kidney function?

Usually not: The main risk is of bleeding within the tumor itself as it happens with persons who have a condition called tuberous sclerosis.
Other than that if just occupies space but does not disturb the function of the organ. ...Read more

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Recent us showed 1cm suspected angiomyolipoma, what causes them as scan 1 year ago showed it wasn't there?

Recent us showed 1cm suspected angiomyolipoma, what causes them as scan 1 year ago showed it wasn't there?

It depends: It really depends on where it is. The tumor you describe is a benign lesion. They can grow, and it is possible that you may never get another one. It should be evaluated by a surgeon. Have your doctor refer you to one. ...Read more

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Ct scan next week for upper abdominal pain and suspected 1 CM angiomyolipoma on left kidney, scared they will find cancer somewhere in my body?

Unlikely.: Although always a possibility, people in their 30s have a lower risk of cancer in general. Even if something negative is found it is mostly always better to find disease sooner than later. No reason to be scared. ...Read more

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I have an angiomyolipoma should I be worried and what is it?

I have an angiomyolipoma should I be worried and what is it?

Benign: I am not a urologist or radiologist, but my understanding is that these are a benign lesion of the kidney that are seen incidentally on ct scan while possibly being evaluated for something else. They are generally left alone & cause no harm. ...Read more

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What about an angiomyolipoma 4.4cmTS by 4.7cm CC by3.4cmAP?

What about an angiomyolipoma 4.4cmTS by 4.7cm CC by3.4cmAP?

Leave it alone: If your imaging specialist is confident it's an angiomyolipoma, and you don't have some special reason to have it out, leave it alone. ...Read more

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Worried about 2cm + angiomyolipoma. What if it isn't that?

Worried about 2cm + angiomyolipoma. What if it isn't that?

Benign hamartoma: Angiomyilipoma is a benign hamartoma usually occurring in the kidney (but rarely in the liver). There is no malignant potential. They usually contain macroscopic fat which allows for a specific radiologic diagnosis. They can spontaneously bleed and some urologists will prophylactically remove them when they are large. For the most part, they cause no problems. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my angiomyolipoma has increased in size from 4.7 cm to 6.0 cm in 4 years?

Yes: Angiomyolipomas greater than 4 cm in size are at increased risk for spontaneous rupture and hemorrhage. At 6 cm, consideration should be given to doing a minimally invasive embolization procedure to eliminate this risk. ...Read more