I’m considering becoming a kidney donor. My personal family physician ordered a CT scan. The CT scan report reveals both kidneys without hydronephrosis. A single dominant mildly complicated cystic lesion with at least one septation is seen within the central portion of the right kidney measuring 3.6 X 2.7 cm. No significant retroperitoneal or mesenteric adenopathy. Impression: Dominant mildly complicated-septated midpole right renal cyst. No cyst seen within the left kidney. Is there a possibility that I could be a kidney donor candidate?

The nature of the complex cyst in your right kidney would have to be determined.  You would not be a candidate to donate a kidney until the nature of this cyst is determined.  I suggest consultation with a urologist about the nature of this cyst.  Further testing will be needed.

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