Urology Community
Ultrasound 1.3 by 8.8 cm renal mass; CT was negative...and typo in CT?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to urology issues, benign prostate disease, penis curvature, cystisis, pediatric urology, prostate, sexual dysfunction and urological cancers.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Ultrasound 1.3 by 8.8 cm renal mass; CT was negative...and typo in CT?

How often does an ultrasound give a false-positive renal mass? I has an ultrasound showing 1.3 by ****8.8 cm renal mass, results said possible angiomyolipoma. The CT scan showed nothing resembling a 1.3 by ****0.8 cm mass. Now was that a typo on their part? Does is matter if they should have been looking for a larger mass? I'm assuming they would have seen it. How often do ultrasounds show something in ER that isn't there at later CT scan? I just want to rest easy knowing nothing was found...I'm going for an MRI due to the discrepancy but who knows when that will be and I just want the peace of mind now.
1711789_tn?1361311607
Hi there!

Though not common, ultrasound may occasionally pick up artifacts which may look like masses. CT is a better investigation and if it did not show a mass, it is unlikely to be present.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Urology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Urology Answerers
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine