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Doctor insights on: Exophytic Kidney Lesion

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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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Can there be a cyst and a exophytic solid mass lesion on a kidney? are the thge same? does the solid mass indicate cancer?

Can there be a cyst and a exophytic solid mass lesion on a kidney? are the thge same? does the solid mass indicate cancer?

Need followup: Renal cysts are common. The majority are benign. Cysts can also be assoicated with malignancies and some malignancies have cystic areas. A solid exophytic mass may be more worrisome. YOu need a further workup and you may need a biopsy or surrgical resection to know for sure. Discuss imaging and surgical options with your doctors. ...Read more

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How serious is: exophytic T2 hyperintense renal lesion, 6cm x 7cm x 5cm? Kidney is 12cm length. US indicates simple cyst. Some discomfort in abdomen.

How serious is: exophytic T2 hyperintense renal lesion, 6cm x 7cm x 5cm?  Kidney is 12cm length. US indicates simple cyst. Some discomfort in abdomen.

Not serious: The kidney cyst is a round pouch of smooth, thin-walled tissue usually filled with fluid. Simple cysts are the most common type. They are not the same thing as polycystic kidney disease, which is progressive and can lead to kidney failure The size of these cysts may also increase with age. They usually do not cause symptoms. If found during an ultrasound or CAT scan they are frequently watched. If necessary they can be aspirated and the space filled with a solution that contains alcohol ...Read more

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What does it mean to have complex exophytic cyst in kidney?

What does it mean to have complex exophytic cyst in kidney?

It means that : The cyst is not empty and has complex material inside it. Kidney cancer has to be excluded by a ct scan with IV dye in cases of complex cyst. ...Read more

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I have exophytic cyst on my right kidney is it something i should be worried about?

I have exophytic cyst on my right kidney is it something i should be worried about?

As long: as it is a simple cyst, it shouldn't cause any problems or require any treatment. In rare cases, benign cysts grow very large and can cause symptoms simply due to their size, but that is unusual. Kidney cysts are very common. ""Exophytic" simply means it is protruding from the nromal margin of the kidney, it doesn't imply that there is anything worrisome. ...Read more

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My left kidney is lobulated and has a exophytic componet in the upper kidney pole is this normal? I do have back pain.

My left kidney is lobulated and has a exophytic componet in the upper kidney pole is this normal? I do have back pain.

Explanation.: Lobular kidney and even kidney stones could be the accidental findings on radiological exam and benign condition. Kidney related pain usually radiated to flank, more rare on back. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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MRI of back also showed exophytic T2 bright lobulated focus involving superior medial Rt kidney measuring 2.1 cm. What could this be?

MRI of back also showed exophytic  T2 bright lobulated focus involving superior medial Rt kidney measuring 2.1 cm. What could this be?

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. ...Read more

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Found out 5 months after having a CT scan in august2012 that I have 2.8 CM exophytic mass on my rt kidney. What should happen now?

Found out 5 months after having a CT scan in august2012 that I have 2.8 CM exophytic mass on my rt kidney. What should happen now?

Kidney mass: You should have been evaluated by a urologist and possibly undergone surgery thats about the minimum please go back to the doctor asap. ...Read more

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