Jul 10, 2013 - 6:17 pm
My husband had what we thought were benign tumors in his right kidney for which he would get a CT scan each year to see if they grew. They were first noticed about 2 1/2 years ago during doctoring for a kidney stone that had to be surgically removed. Well, this year they grew. His CT scan was 6/28 and he got a call from his urologist on 7/3 and was told he needs to have the right kidney removed and his surgery date is tomorrow. A couple of days ago he had his preop physical, bloodwork and a CT scan of his lungs. We have not heard results from those tests yet. Anyway, from his CT scan report dated 6/28, it says: "large right renal solid mass measuring approximately 4.1x4.4x2.9 cm increased from previous examination (6/12) 3.5x4.0x2.7cm The exophytic inferior right renal pole cyst is unchanged....". Under the catagory of spleen, it says "spleen is enlarge measuring 14 cm in AP". Under other it says, "limited evaluation of chest demonstrates a noncalcified pulmonary nodule measuring 0.5 cm in the right lower lobe, not previously imaged." Under Conclusion, "1. Right renal mass is increased in size. Whether this represents renal cell carcinoma or oncocytoma is uncertain. 2. Indeterminate noncalcified right lower lobe pulmonary nodule"
I know one can have spots on their lungs and enlarged spleen for other reasons, but is an enlarged spleen something that is seen with RCC?
Any other thoughts?