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Doctor insights on: Lobulated Kidney

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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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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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What causes kidneys to become lobulated when they were not before?

What causes kidneys to become lobulated when they were not before?

Genetic: It could be genetic or that's what you were born with. If any other concern then should have a repeat sonogram in 6 months to rule out possibility of cysts and mass. Ct may be beneficial is sonogram is not conclusive. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary for a lobulated mass of 7 mm by 5 mm in kidney ?

Is surgery necessary for a lobulated mass of 7 mm by 5 mm in kidney ?

It depends: on other imaging features. Some masses can be defined as benign, others as indeterminate, and others as having a high probability of malignancy. So it is possible that surgery might be indicated. ...Read more

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Small lobulated heterogeneously enhancing isodense mass at upper pole of left kidney measuring 2.8x2.4 cm. Please help?

Small lobulated heterogeneously enhancing isodense mass at upper pole of left kidney measuring 2.8x2.4 cm. Please help?

Ask your doctor...: More info on your general health profile will help decision-making. Clinically, nowadays, you have 3 reasonable options to follow including: 1, if young and healthy, do laparoscopic partial nephrectomy; 2. if reluctant, do biopsy to decide benignancy or malignancy - if malignant, operate as that in 1.; if benign, watch and see; 3.consider radio-frequency or cryo ablation. More? Ask... Or See me... ...Read more

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A hypoechoic lobulated mass in the interior pole of the left kidney demonstrates internal flow on doppler interrogation measuring 1.1x1.4x1.2cm. Findi?

A hypoechoic lobulated mass in the interior pole of the left kidney demonstrates internal flow on doppler interrogation measuring 1.1x1.4x1.2cm. Findi?

More tests needed: It appears the next step would be to get a ct scan or MRI with contrast (if you can tolerate), as I am sure your physician or radiologist has already recommended/ordered. There are many possibilities and this is just a very scientific description of what is seen on the ultrasound, but the radiologist cannot tell you what it is yet. After the ct or mri, a biopsy or surgery might be necessary. ...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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Cect whole abd. With rectal contrast few tiny right renal cortical cysts, kidneys show mildly lobulated outline. Mild thickening sigmoid mucosal folds?

Cect whole abd. With rectal contrast few tiny right renal cortical cysts, kidneys show mildly lobulated outline. Mild thickening sigmoid mucosal folds?

No practical alarm..: The findings of kidney cysts and lobulated outline pose no practical risk to you unless you have family history of adult polycystic kidney disease with hypertension. At most, get an kidney ultrasound for follow-up on renal cysts in 2-3 yrs; if benign, further follow-up is not warranted. But, in doubt? Ask doctor timely. ...Read more

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What does thyroid lobulated and full mean?

What does thyroid lobulated and full mean?

Not much: That statement, obviously out of context, does not mean much. Was this a description on a physical exam? An ultrasound? You should ask your doctor, or whomever wrote this, what it means. Is the thyroid enlarged? Are there nodules? Is it over/underactive? ...Read more