• question-icon

    What does the following CT scan report indicate?

Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: I had a ct scan with contrast for an unrelated reason and the test showed the following
The kidneys enhance symmetrically. No hydronephrosis. There is an
approximately 1.4 cm rounded hypodense lesion in the inferior pole of the
left kidney which has density higher than simple fluid, Hounsfield
densities in the 30s. This is indeterminate and may represent a hyperdense
or complex cyst, but a solid lesion is not excluded. Suggest correlation
with a renal ultrasound.
is this something I should be worried about
Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 2 days later
Brief Answer:
A possibility of Malignancy can not be ruled out.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for query.

Based on the facts that you have posted a hypodense mass detected in lower pole of left kidney is most likely to be a mass in the left kidney.This could be either a Complex Cyst or a Malignant Tumor

I'd suggest to consult qualified Urologist for clinical examination and get following basic tests done to confirm the diagnosis:

1) Urine routine and culture sensitivity analysis.
2) Ultrasound scanning of abdomen and pelvis
3) X-ray Chest
4) Renal function tests
5) Liver function tests
6) You may require to get following test to help in diagnosis and decide further management--
a) Renal Angiography
b) Fine Needle Aspiration and Core Biopsy
c) PET scan to see whether there is spread to regional lymph nodes

Hope I have answered your query, please feel free to ask if you have more questions, I shall be happy to help you.

Thanks and Regards.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Answered by
Dr. P. T. Patil


Practicing since :1971

Answered : 10188 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Ct scan

doctor1 MD

I am experiencing a partial vision loss - probably a TIA - what will happen when I go to the emergency room?? YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

My father undergone Electrical cardioversion treatment due to having severe Atrial Fibrilation (AF). Needless to say the treatment did not work...

doctor1 MD

I got real dizzy and kinda lost tempory balance and experienced double vision but only for 30 seconds, twice yesterday. I am in good health at 78...

doctor1 MD

Sir, My right side floating rib hits somewhere and I am having pain while moving side to side when I sleep. Feels like the rib is hitting some...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

172 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. P. T. Patil
  • Q - Have stomach pain, fever and loose stool. On omniprzole and ciplox. Any...

  • Q - Have had cyst removed from lips and noticed rigidness. Will it cure on...

  • Q - On medication for BP, body pain and frequent urination. Getting weakness...

  • Q - Having pain in testicle and noticed dark skin on it. What to do?

  • Q - Took medication for neurological problem and never had a desire for...

  • Q - Experiencing prolonged menstrual periods. What to do?

  • Q - Have increase frequency and urgency of urination. Any treatment?

  • Q - Why does my penis look small when not erect?

  • Q - Having on and off mouth ulcer. What is causing this and how to get rid...

  • Q - Noticed movable lump on the side of abdomen. What could it be?