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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

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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I have well defined exophytic mass in left kidney as per CT scan report. What does that mean? Is it cancer of the kidney?

I have well defined exophytic mass in left kidney as per CT scan report. What does that mean? Is it cancer of the kidney?

Possibly.: If the mass is solid this is one of the possibilities. The ct scan should indicate if it is solid, cystic, or a combination of the two. The size should also be given as well as an opinion regarding what this mass represents. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a result of renal tract CT,,with 3cm exophytic mass arising from the upper pole of L kidney which looks like a cyst,,is this cancer??

I have a result of renal tract CT,,with 3cm exophytic mass arising from the upper pole of L kidney  which looks like a cyst,,is this cancer??

Maybe yes maybe no: If it's truly a cystic lesion and then I will be benign however there are cystic cancers of the kidney the more cystic component has the more likely it is benign let's hope it's a simple retention cyst with just fluid the ultrasound should help determine whether this is fluid maybe you should have a follow-up ultrasound after the CT scan ...Read more

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What is exophytic renal cysts? My husband has one that is measured 8mm. Could it be a precursor to kidney cancer?

What is exophytic renal cysts?  My husband has one that is measured 8mm. Could it be a precursor to kidney cancer?

Unlikely: Exophytic renal cysts are simply cysts that extend outside the kidney capsule. You can envision a "pimple" on the surface of the kidney. Endophytic cysts are those that are buried within the kidney cortex. The 8 mm cyst is very small and difficult to characterize on noncontrast imaging. However, such a small lesion without complex features is highly unlikely to be cancerous. May deserve followup. ...Read more

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On CT the doctors found multiple exophytic solid masses on bilateral kidneys. What is the likely diagnosis, cancer?

On CT the doctors found multiple exophytic solid masses on bilateral kidneys.  What is the likely diagnosis, cancer?

Could be: Different things- including benign tumors ( like lipoma, stromal tumor, adenoma, fibroma etc)- , however malignancy is something that is absolutely has to be ruled out. You need a biopsy of the kidney mass definitively. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had my right kidney removed from cancer in 2007, now I have a mass in my left kidney, if it is cancer?

What do you advise if i had my right kidney removed from cancer in 2007, now I have a mass in my left kidney, if it is cancer?

Kidney cancer: You should see a both a urologist first to see if a tissue diagnosis can be obtained. If it is positive for a cancer, get guidance from the urologist and see an oncologist for the answer to your question. ...Read more

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I got my right kidney removed from cancer in 2007, now I have a mass in my left kidney, if it is cancer?

If you are asking: ..If it could be cancer, i'm afraid the answer is yes. Bilateral kidney cancer can happen, especially in certain inherited traits like vhl but before you get too anxious, make sure you see your urologist and your oncologist to have it worked out properly. I truly hope you do well. ...Read more

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MRI report shows Bosniak type 2f kidney mass measures 7cm n some retroperitoneal adenopathy measures 1cm. Should I worry? Is this a sign of cancer?

MRI report shows Bosniak type 2f kidney mass measures 7cm n some retroperitoneal adenopathy measures 1cm. Should I worry? Is this a sign of cancer?

Bosniak 2F: Usually, this type of cyst is benign. However a small percentage do have cancer potential. This kind of lesion requires repeat imaging to make sure it doesn't change appearance. Lymph nodes are very common in everyone, and 1 cm size is not "pathologically" enlarged, but these too would be remeasured at any follow up imaging. ...Read more

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Is there a connection of recent 4 CM solid kidney mass(will be removed next week) and thyroid cancer 5 years ago(papillary with follicular variant)?

Is there a connection of recent 4 CM solid kidney mass(will be removed next week) and thyroid cancer 5 years ago(papillary with follicular variant)?

Maybe: There may be a link, but the data at present are not completely understood (and seem contradictory in some papers). It is worth talking to a genetics expert. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10843148 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/20465534. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

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