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I am 41 years old. This is what my ultrasound report stated.

Kidneys are normal in size. Inner polar region of the left kidney there is a 9-10 mm vaguely echogenic "lesion". This is of uncertain significance. One possibility would be a calyceal diverticulum containing milk of calcium or a small angiomyolipoma although this is not a echogenic as a typical AML. Small solid renal growth is in the differential. Therefore this may require further work-up with CT or at least a follow-up ultrasound to confirm stability in six months time. No other focal renal lesions seen. No hydronephorsis

My Urea and Potassium blood levels are both above the normal range. Potassium .5 higher and Urea 30% higher then the upper limit. My Doctor ordered a CT scan which will be in about 6 weeks. What should my concerns be? All other blood work was within normal ranges.
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replied November 10th, 2008
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Welcome Rogerthat Smile

This is what I found:

milk of calcium: renal cyst

Angiomyolipoma is a benign renal neoplasm composed of fat, vascular, and smooth muscle elements.

Isolated angiomyolipoma occurs sporadically, is often solitary, and accounts for 80% of the tumors.1 The mean patient age at presentation of isolated angiomyolipoma is 43 years, and this neoplasm is about 4 times more common in women than in men.2 Interestingly, 80% of the cases involve the right kidney.1

You could always ask your doctor to explain all of this in layman terms. They do want to check you in 6 months so at least you are being monitored.

Are you having any other health issues?

~Zig
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replied November 11th, 2008
zigemyster wrote:
Welcome Rogerthat Smile

This is what I found:

milk of calcium: renal cyst

Angiomyolipoma is a benign renal neoplasm composed of fat, vascular, and smooth muscle elements.

Isolated angiomyolipoma occurs sporadically, is often solitary, and accounts for 80% of the tumors.1 The mean patient age at presentation of isolated angiomyolipoma is 43 years, and this neoplasm is about 4 times more common in women than in men.2 Interestingly, 80% of the cases involve the right kidney.1

You could always ask your doctor to explain all of this in layman terms. They do want to check you in 6 months so at least you are being monitored.

Are you having any other health issues?

~Zig


Thanks for reply. I have been doing research and all seems to say I have Cancer of the Kidney but will have to have a CT scan to confirm. Should I get it with contrast? Should I see a urologist or kidney specialist?
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replied November 12th, 2008
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Thanks for reply. I have been doing research and all seems to say I have Cancer of the Kidney but will have to have a CT scan to confirm. Should I get it with contrast? Should I see a urologist or kidney specialist?


Hi

You should consult with your doctor who ordered the ultrasound as to which specialist would be better for you.

If the suspect any problems with your kidneys be careful of the contrast they use, if you do have a scan with contrast.

Please keep us posted and I wish you all the best.
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replied April 25th, 2009
angiomyolipoma
I had the same thing diagnoised in my ultra sound, but I was told that more than likely its not cancer but benign. I was also told to quit searching the internet because it scare you. They did say wait 3 to 6 months and have another ultrasound to see if anything has changed. I only found this site because I was wondering if these angiomyolipoma can cause an aching in the flank area of my back. Sort of a dull ache. But I espcially wanted to write this to Serenty because the internet can scare you and make you think you having something that might be nothing at all. I'm getting another ultrasound the end of May 2009 to see if it has grown.

M
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replied May 3rd, 2009
Large Angiomyolipoma
I had a large Angiomyolipoma removed along with losing only 10% of my kidney with it. It was very small as of May 2008, by Nov. 2008 I was having significant flank pain, almost crippling in my back. Went in for another catscan and found it had suddenly doubled in size after not growing for 6 years after discovering I had it. By Jan. 2009 when my surgery was scheduled, upon removal, it was larger than a mans fist. But, yes, it was benign. From what my dr. said, they are almost always benign. Surgery was rough, but, wow, I feel so much better. I had been always tired, in pain, sometimes I had severe sudden pain, ... so glad that is over! I was monitored every 6 months for 6 years. Alternating catscan with ultrasound. So, don't worry much, if it doesn't grow, you may never even need surgery at all!
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replied March 9th, 2010
angiomyolipoma
Thanks, very helpful info. I had an ultrasound and it was found that my right kidney is 110mm in length and shows a well-defined echogenic focus without shadowing and no increased vascularity at the upper pole and may represent amgiomyolipoma. Appointment withspecialist next week.
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