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Doctor insights on: Angiomyolipoma Of The Left Kidney

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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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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?

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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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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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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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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Abdominal ultrasound: 13x8x8mm sharply marginated echogenic focus, left kidney, angiomyolipoma. Should this be any cause for concern?

Abdominal ultrasound: 13x8x8mm sharply  marginated echogenic focus, left kidney, angiomyolipoma.  Should this be any cause for concern?

Usually benign: Angiomyolipomas are the most common benign tumour of the kidney & are composed of blood vessels, smooth muscle cells and fat cells. They are strongly associated with the genetic disease tuberous sclerosis, in which most individuals will have several angiomyolipomas affecting both kidneys. Can sometimes ggrow large and affect kidney function or bleed- usually not a significant problem- see urology. ...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