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79 year old male with incidental discovery of baseball-sized kidney mass (NOT a cyst) on one kidney. Where do we start? Initial tests? Any warnings?
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
Is it still worthwhile to have an MRI--even without gadolinium contrast--to determine if my kidney mass is a hemorrhagic cyst vs. a neoplasm?
Yes and no: A benign kidney mass, the most common is called a simple cyst, does not cause kidney stones. Stasis of urine, diet and genetics cause stones. If there is calcium (or stones) within the mass then it may not be benign and a pre and post contrast ct or MRI is needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more
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
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)?
Kidney mass 2 small 2 biopsy yet, dr is keepin an eye on it till we can, but also have high potassium in blood & kidney is not functioing so well, ?
See Nephrologist: Kidney lesions are usually not biopsied and monitored. If suspicious for cancer will need partial nephrectomy but is unlikely at your age. Work up for hyperkalemia(high potassium) need to be done by a kidney doctor. While kidney insufficiency is a major cause of high potassium, it is not the only one. ...Read more
Male, 31years, diagnosed w/ 0.7cm kidney parenchima mass, little fat in ct. If malig, what are the chances of it already spread?
Probably Low: Only 50% of masses with a diameter smaller than 1 cm are malignant. Despite the localized, nonaggressive behavior of most small renal tumors, up to 5% of patients with masses 4 cm or smaller present with metastatic disease so we would expect the risk for your 7 mm mass to be much lower. Don't ignore it, get treated, good luck. Check out: http://gucasym.Org/dilemma-small-renal-mass. ...Read more
Is it possible for a kidney cancer mass to be felt in the general hip area closer to the lower side?
Unlikely to be felt: Kidney cancers are rarely visible or palpable or felt on physical exam. Rarely though, a very big kidney tumor could be visible as bulge and felt in thin patients. Again this happens very rarely ...Read more
What are lymnode a friend have 13cm mass on L kidney are all mass on kidneys s cancous no biospy taken can u be dignosed with cancous without it?
Limited: One needs full details to be sure, but the pattern is gloomy. ...Read more
Mass in kidney: To find out what the mass is, you need to see a urologist. For a mass this size, < 4 cm, 20-30% are non-cancerous. You will need to get a biopsy of this mass in order to get tissue from it to arrive at a diagnosis. A urologist can obtain the biopsy from your kidney. If it is malignant, then an oncologist will be the physician to manage the problem. ...Read more
I have a large mass on kidney, 12x8x9cm large. Described as having tubular cystic areas without vascularity, what are the things this may be?
Is long term use of baclofen truly bad 4 kidneys? Could it cause mass or cyst on or above kidneyafter 5yrs daily use?
Possibly: If you have Bright's disease then it is best you see you Nephrologist or get a referral from you Primary care physician ...Read more
Stillbirth at 32 weeks due to 20% placenta abruption. Baby boy had a mass on kidney that kept growing could this have been what really caused stillb?
Hard to say: A formal autopsy would have been better able to find a specific cause.A placental abruption of as little as 5% could cause fetal loss if it included major blood loss, and with 20% this would be a likely cause. A growing mass on the kidney would eventually cause problems but its contribution to the stillbirth is impossible to know. ...Read more