Nov 05, 2013 - 1:51 pm
I learned yesterday that the 2.5 cm tumor was not malignant. It was an oncocytoma, according to the pathology report. Fat adjacent to the tumor was also benign ... The specimen tested consisted of a 4.2 x 2.8 x 0.1 cm portion "of renal parnchyma ... The cut surface have a 1.6 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm mass that is grossly wihin 0.1 cm from the capsular surface, and 0.3 cm from te surgical margin. The tumor is bright yellow to red-brown, and firm, with no evident necrosis. It is unencapsulated, but well dileanted from the surrounding renal parenchyma, which is pale tan, fir and unremarkable" ... I got very little information about the situation from the nurse practitioner. She merely said "you don't have cancer." Any feedback about oncocytomas would be appreciated. When I asked how much of the kidney was removed, she said "they always ask that question. I don't know." My lab work was good, creatinine was 1.0 ... my blood pressure has been rising. Had been low in the hospital 109/62. Now is up to 140/75. I also had heart palpitations for a couple of days last week. Any chance those symptoms are related to the partial nepherectomy? I am supposed to meet with the surgeon at Moffitt in six weeks. It's a two-hour plus drive to Tampa. Think I will have my local urologist take over at this point. Easier access and he's a good communicator, including listener.