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Echogenic cortical nodule in the kidney. Is this angiomyolipoma which is stable. Should I be concerned about this?

Hello. I have just found out that I have a echogenic cortical nodule in the upper pole of the right kidney measuring 5 mm. They said, this may be angiomyolipoma and appears stable compared with September 2006. The remainder of the exam includin the liver, spleen , pancreas , gallbladder, left kidney, aorta and upper pelvis are remarkable. Stable angiomyolipoma in the upper pole of the right kidney. No significant findings elsewhere. What does all this mean?
Asked On : Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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Hi
Thanks for your query
Angiomyolipoma is often a benign tumour of the kidneys.
If the size is only 5mm and there are no symptoms such as bleeding it can be left alone.
However you need to repeat US every 1-2 years to monitor the size.
Also it would be advisable to see a urologist
Good luck.
Answered: Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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