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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Angiomyolipoma Kidney

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2cm angiomyolipoma and 2 small cysts left kidney, scan again in 6 months to measure growth, will they need treatment?

2cm angiomyolipoma and 2 small cysts left kidney, scan again in 6 months to measure growth, will they need treatment?

No: These are benign entities. Angiomyolipomas are only treated if they are very large, due to propensity to spontaneously bleed. Small ones, like yours, are of little or no concern. ...Read more

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How safe is embolization for angiomyolipoma on kidney?

How safe is embolization for angiomyolipoma on kidney?

Depends on reason: Embolization is indicated for renal angiomyolipomas in the setting of bleeding from the tumors. In such cases, the procedure can be life-saving and can also help preserve kidney tissue (as opposed to taking the whole organ out). In skilled hands, it is considered to be relatively safe and necessary procedure. As with all vascular procedures, the major risk is bleeding from the site. ...Read more

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Embolization for angiomyolipoma on kidney, can you tell me more about this?

Embolization for angiomyolipoma on kidney, can you tell me more about this?

Can be done: Angiomyolipoma or AML is a fatty tumor often considered a benign disease. It can be solitary or part of a genetic complex called tuberous sclerosis and present with many deposits. It carries a risk of bleeding. Embolization or placing coils into the small arteries feeding the mass is one way to treat it. The decision may require careful evaluation of the size and location of the mass. ...Read more

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What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

Benign tumor: This is a fairly common benign tumor. If the imaging specialist is certain of the diagnosis, it's perhaps best left alone. If you have more than one, or other signs, it's suggestive of tuberous sclerosis, a highly variable genetic illness. A big one may respond to some recently-devised medical management. ...Read more

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What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

Benign tumor: This is a fairly common benign tumor. If the imaging specialist is certain of the diagnosis, it's perhaps best left alone. If you have more than one, or other signs, it's suggestive of tuberous sclerosis, a highly variable genetic illness. A big one may respond to some recently-devised medical management. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is angiomyolipoma of the kidney?

Benign tumor: They are most common benign tumor of kidney. Comprised of vascular cells, smooth muscle cells ; fat cells they are liable to spontaneous hemorrhage. Most commonly seen in patients with tuberous sclerosis. Usually do not require intervention. Optimal management is conservative to preserve as much normal functioning kidney tissue as possible. Large tumors can often be managed by embolisation. ...Read more

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Have a questionable 4mm angiomyolipoma in upper pole of right kidney. Radiologist seemed unsure. What else could it be that resembles angiomyolipoma?

Have a questionable 4mm angiomyolipoma in upper pole of right kidney. Radiologist seemed unsure. What else could it be that resembles angiomyolipoma?

Too small right now: This is too small to worry about. Unless it becomes bigger with more time, you can ignore it. I would ask you to get it rechecked it in 6 to 12 months and look for any growth if it gets larger than it has to be removed which is the best way to manage it provided it is getting bigger in size. ...Read more

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My mum's x-rays appeared angiomyolipoma in her kidney?!

My mum's x-rays appeared angiomyolipoma in her kidney?!

Benign: Usually angiomyolipoma appears as a tumor of the kidney containing fat and blood vessels on ultrasound. It is benign. But, beware, large tumors could bleed heavily with trauma. ...Read more

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Is it necessary for me to have an embolism for a 2.5cm angiomyolipoma that a biopsy just resulted in ( left kidney) ?

Is it necessary for me to have an embolism for a 2.5cm angiomyolipoma that a biopsy just resulted in ( left kidney) ?

Symptoms?: If getting symptoms, e.g. Pain, bleeding, altered kidney function, then may need this common, benign abnormality treated. If shown to be benign, and none of the above, then simply observation/monitoring may be fine. Check with your doc. ...Read more