Pain due to angiomyolipoma. Suggested embolization or laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Which is effective?
My mother has an angiomyolipoma that is almost 10cm. One urologist said that the first line of treatment is embolization but he is concerned with a tumor that size and she is already in a considerable amount of pain, it may make her pain worse. He wants to do a laparoscopic partial nephrectomy . Another urologist is against surgery and recommends embolization. I am confused and want to give her advise.
I suggest you go for embolisation as the pain can be taken care of wiyh medicatio. This procedure will be able to save more kidney as compared to partial nephrectomy & also morbidity & hospital stay will be much less
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful
You found this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer.
For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]