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angiomyolipoma of 4 mm and a tiny cortical calcification?

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I had a renal ultrasound examination. It says
The prostate is mildly enlarged with a volume of 37 ml. The right kidney measures 9.5 cm in length. An echogenic lesion within the cortex of the mid pole region of the right kidney is probably an angiomyolipoma of 4 mm diameter. There also appears to be a tiny cortical calcification at the lower pole of the right kidney. Left renal length 9.4 cm. Three tiny cortical cysts seen at the left kidney, the largest 6.4 mm diameter.


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replied May 21st, 2011
Kidney Conditions Answer A23223
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

From the description provided, it seems that you are having age related benign changes in the kidney, including formation of cysts and calcifications.

Angiomyolipoma, of the size mentioned (4mm) needs to be monitored regularly, once in a few months with a ultrasound or a CT scan, to check for progression in size. There is no need for any form in interventions at this point of time, as they will be asymptomatic.

You might consult your urologist for further clarification of any doubts and further treatment.


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