Welcome to Cancer-Forums.net!   

Advertisments:



Useful Links:

American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute
Cancer Definition

5.9cmx5.2cmx6cm Upper Left Pole Kidney Cyst

Kidney Cancer Discussions

5.9cmx5.2cmx6cm Upper Left Pole Kidney Cyst

Postby Eman » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:59 am

It was diagnosed as mildly complex left renal cyst arising from the upper pole. History of malignant melanoma left ankle 25 yrs ago, history of small growth on pituitary gland, prolactin producing, 6 years ago.Not on any medications, but diagnosed recently as borderline diabetic.
Eman
 
Posts: 71
Joined: Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:54 am

5.9cmx5.2cmx6cm Upper Left Pole Kidney Cyst

Postby Salem » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:15 pm

It was diagnosed as mildly complex left renal cyst arising from the upper pole. History of malignant melanoma left ankle 25 yrs ago, history of small growth on pituitary gland, prolactin producing, 6 years ago.Not on any medications, but diagnosed recently as borderline diabetic.
Salem
 
Posts: 71
Joined: Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:29 pm

5.9cmx5.2cmx6cm Upper Left Pole Kidney Cyst

Postby Orland » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:37 pm

Hi Patricia,

Cysts are very common after age 50. There are simple and complex cysts. Complex cysts are clinically significant as they can mask an underlying renal cell cancer. If a complex cyst is diagnosed on an ultrasound than the next step is to have CT with iv contrast to evaluate complex cyst. This test has its own set of problems and the iv contrast or dye exposes you to the risk of dialysis if your kidney function is not normal.

Discuss this with your nephrologist. If a CT with contrast is normal and does not show any suspicious lesion within the cyst than the complex cyst can be simply monitored on an annual basis.

I will need your age, creatinine level to answer this question more accurately.

Many Thanks.

Raj Singh

www.ksosn.com
Orland
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:26 pm


Return to Kidney Cancer

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post