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When do you think I should have an angiomyolipoma renal tumor removed?

When do you think I should have an angiomyolipoma renal tumor removed?

Angiomyolipoma: These are benign tumors. Small lesions discovered incidentally require no treatment. Larger tumors(>4cm) have an increased tendency to bleed spontaneously, and the chance of bleeding increases proportional to increasing size. So the larger or symptomatic lesions may require treatment, either surgery or embolization. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should I have an angiomyolipoma renal tumor removed?

Doctors can you tell me when should I have an angiomyolipoma renal tumor removed?

Convenient time: Angiomyolipoma is a benign tumor which does not evolve to become malignant. If your physician is certain of the diagnosis, then it is not urgent for it to be removed. However, if there is any question about the diagnosis, then asap to make absolutely certain it is not a renal cell carcinoma. ...Read more

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What is a common differential diagnosis for a questionable small angiomyolipoma found on renal doppler ultrasound?

What is a common differential diagnosis for a questionable small angiomyolipoma found on renal doppler ultrasound?

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 changes or further growth. Stay calm and follow your doctor's instructions and get followup ultrasound in 6 months(if you a re very much worried) or in one year which i think is adequate. ...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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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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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