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One of the more common benign causes of kidney mass is the common or simple cyst. This is a fluid-
Although simple cysts are usually not a problem, some patients exhibit a genetic disorder producing multiple cysts on their kidneys, called polycystic kidney disease or PKD. With this condition, the kidney erupts in multiple cysts all over its surface. PKD can cause high blood pressure, anemia, and long-
The most common cause of a mass on the kidneys is renal adenoma, which is a benign tumor, usually small in size. In most cases renal adenoma produces no overt symptoms. It's unclear exactly what causes these tumors to form. Because of this uncertainty and the possibility that renal adenoma may evolve into kidney cancer, many doctors believe in removing adenomas surgically as soon as they are discovered, even though the tumor in itself is not dangerous.
A different and more dangerous type of benign (that is, non-
Obviously, the most serious and potentially life-
A mass on the kidneys can be a cancer, a cyst, a benign tumor, or an irregular swelling.
Depending on the diagnosis, a mass on the kidneys can be anything from life-
A mass on the kidneys is