Kindly mention your age and gender?
Where exactly was the pain and since how long ?
Do you smoke?
Are you diabetic , hypertensive or obese ?
Do you have fever or chills or jaundice ?
Do you have blood in urine ?
Any other significant medical history you would like to tell?
What is the size of the lesion in the kidney ?
HI JulieThanks for the info.6 mm lesion is very small lesion in terms of renal mass; almost always benign in nature in such scenarios.
It is a low attenuation(in favor of benign). There is no mention of contrast enhancement of the mass though.Complex cyst is divided into many categories based upon its appearance on the CT scan known as Bosniak classification.Only type 3 and 4 needs to be taken seriously and operated upon. So please check again if there is any mention of bosniak types in the report.
Such a small lesion can be easily followed up with 6 monthly/yearly scans to make sure its harmless.Studies have shown that masses less than 3 cm have very less propensity to be cancerous. Even if they are cancerous they don't metastasize(Spread outside the kidney) and hence don't change the outcome even if they are operated a little late.
As you are going ahead with the MRI scan , it will shed more light on the renal lesion ; but I suspect the information will be almost identical as in CT. In that case it can be safely followed up.
Such a small lesion will not cause any pain or gastro symptoms.Mostly we are dealing with hiatus hernia/ acid peptic disease or cholelithiasis.
If you have any more questions , please let me know.