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Is a Heterogeneous Enhancing Mass lower pole right kidney

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Is a Heterogeneous Enhancing Mass lower pole right kidney Size 8.2 x 5.8 . The doctor said the kidney was 3 times normal size. Is the mass usually cancerous?

Hello Donna ,
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What are the symptoms for which the CT was done?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

the CT scan was done because he was having severe pain in the middle back area.

Hello Donna,

The heterogeneous mass can be cancerous.. But there are other possibilities like;

1) Tubercular infection.
2) Complex cyst.

A good think is that even if it is cancerous; there is a high chance that it is a low grade cancer, which is completely treatable by surgery. These cancers are seen in research to be not aggressive and have not spread beyond kidney.

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