Oct 25, 2013 - 6:52 pm
Went in for a liver ultrasound (liver enzymes high) and they found a solid mass on Left kidney. So I completed a MRA yesterday and picked up radiologist's report this afternoon. Being a weekend, I wanted to obtain the report to digest the "impressions" since my doctor will not get report till Monday.
I am confused. On the first page of this report, the "mass" on left (from the ultrasound) is now "a benign cortical cyst 1.5cm, but on the RIGHT side they found a 3.7 cm complex, apparent solid mass in the upper pole of right kidney posteriorly. This structure appears to contain a solid area and a relatively more cystic area."
The first radiologist reading the ultrasound said the solid mass was worrisome for a neoplasm recommending an MRI or CT.
Today's report from the MRA does not make any recommendations, but does add this:
"Typical-appearing simple cyst in the upper pole of the left kidney, measuring 1.5 cm in diameter. Complex, apparently mixed solid and cystic mass upprt pole of the LEFT kidney measuring approximately 3.7 cm in maximum diameter, INCOMPLETELY EVALUATED, as post contrast MR images of kidneys were not obtained."
So now on the second page of report under "IMPRESSIONS" the solid mass IS the LEFT kidney not the right as the first page states? It is MIXED? What is that? Is it both a solid AND a cyst?
AND do they mean they are not done evaluating or there is nothing more to evaluate? HUH???????
Any feedback would be appreciated. I am NOT freaking out trust me. I have many other medical issues and I am on disability already. I do have a rare kidney disorder called Gitleman's. This means my kidneys spill out electrolytes mostly potassium. I take a medication to slow this spilling and lots of potassium supplemnts to counter this loss.
Hope to hear from someone here, as this is a weekend and will not get to talk to my doctor until Monday...