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Right kidney There appears to be a hypoechoic nodule seen ...

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Right kidney: There appears to be a hypoechoic nodule seen measuring approximately 17.2 x17.2 mm in size. I need to know what this means in plain english,Thanks?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 11 years ago.

In plain english it means that you have a kidney mass, possibly a tumor, the various causes include the followind and would require further investigations including CT and probably a FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) for the diagnosis.

The possible causes could include:

  • Renal abscess (pus collection)

  • Renal cancer

  • renal lymphoma (lymph node tumor)

  • Angiomyolipoma (benign non cancer tumors of the kidney)

  • Renal cysts

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