May 14, 2012 - 8:38 am
I just got my path report Friday and my kidney tumor is a classified as a cystic nephroma/mixed epithelial stromal tumor..with the larger cystic areas representing the cystic nephromal, and a renal epithelial strumal tumor..The parenchyal margin is focally positive. Althought these tumors behave in a benign fashion, they can recur if incompletely excised..Close clinical follow-up is reccommended..
So sorry to type all this medical mumbo jumbo..Anyway, what this all means is the tumor was bennign and I will have a follow up ultra sound in 6 months..This is the good news..the other news is that they surgeron wants me to see someone in chest medicine because of the breathing problems I had in the hospital and a chest exray done while there that suggests congestive heart failure..
Any way I will take the good news and deal with the bad new on Friday when I see my surgeron for follow up..I have found that sometimes doctors suggests lots of unnecessary tests, procedures, and referral to other doctors in a attempt to cover there butts..So I will talk to this doctor friday and see if I can pin him down on why and if I really need to see someone in chest medicine..After all my surgeron was not the doctor who helped me when I was in trouble..It was the doctor on call that talked to me on the phone while I was in the hospital and helped me when I couldn't breath and ordered a rx for lasix in my iv..My surgeron was no where to be seen for 2 days..He ordered the chest xray but never followed up..
Sorry this is so long but I just needed to Vent a little this morning..