Jun 25, 2009 - 5:45 pm
OK, I am a 41 yr old Male and have had a minimally complex (Bosniak IIF) cyst measuring 3.0 cm in my right kidney that was discovered in July 2003. Dr.'s have monitored it with Ultrasound and CT scans over the last 6 years, but this past year, it increased in size to 4.0 cm. Three urologists at Barnes-Jewish hospital in St. Louis have all said we should continue to watch it as the risk from surgery is actually greater than merely watching it via scans. The cyst shows a small hair-thin septation, but does not enhance and has no calcium or wall thickening at all.
Obviously, reading these stories of RCC and the various stages have scared me silly, so my inclination is to have the Dr. perform a robot assisted laprascopic partial nephrectomy and get this cyst (whether malignent or benign) out of there.
Can you all give me your advice as to what you would do if you were me?
Thanks so much for your responses.