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Ultrasound showed renal cyst. MRI showed cystic mass in kidney. What does this mean?

In 2010 I had an Ultra Sound done that showed 5.6cm right renal cyst . Normal renal echotexture - No hydronephrosis - right kidney measures 11.3cm & left measures 12.9cm . I recently had a MRI done for same issue. Finding = 4.1cm x 3.4cm x 4.2 cm cystic mass rising from the superior pole of the right kidney. Along the anterior lateral margin of this cystic mass is a 1.7cm x 0.6cm x 1.5cm enhancing mural nodule. The enchancing mural nodule would place this as a Bosniak lll lesion . What does this mean? Did the Size shrink or just change appearance? What would be the next step? Thank you
Asked On : Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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hi dtownsley,

please stay calm and dont worry. your reports suggest a possibility of renal tumor. you may require surgery with removal of the diseased kidney depending on the detailed report. please meet your treating doctor at the earliest.

hope everything goes fine.

Answered: Sat, 4 Aug 2012
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