Nov 22, 2013 - 12:18 pm
I only posted 1x as I am new here. I have a 4.2 mass in left kidney but it is in the middle and between(?) the renal artery and vein, so I have to have a radical nephrectomy. The surgeon is going to try and do this laparoscopically, but warned me he may have to do an "open" incision if need be. Seems this makes it riskier for bleeding? But now since he is removing the entire kidney wouldn't it be less risky? Or not?
Also, can you believe that not one but two radiology reports were erroneous? The first one (MRA) stated on first page the mass was in the right kidney with a cyst on the Left. In the next page he states the mass is in the left kidney. So I asked at the initial consultation apt which is it and if both kidneys showed some changes? The RIGHT kidney is fine!
Okay then the CT radiology report states that the Right kidney is unremarkable, BUT in the very next sentence says, there is a large mass (listing measurements) in the Right kidney. WHAT??
I want to report these two radiologists and glad they are NOT my surgeons taking out the wrong kidney. Geezlouize!! My Urology surgeon already "spoke" to them.. hmmm.
So my question remains, any risks to having this tumor within the area of the Artery/vein?
Thanks for any support!