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RADIOLOGY: KIDNEY: Case# 32986: MULTIPLE RENAL MASSES. A 75 year old female with giant cell arteritis and abdominal pain. There are patchy nodular and confluent areas of lower attenuation seen throughout both kidneys. A simple cyst is seen in the upper pole of the left kidney. Kidneys show prompt contrast uptake and excretion and the distal ureters appear grossly unremarkable. The urinary bladder is grossly unremarkable. Patient is status post hysterectomy. Multiple sigmoid diverticulosis is identified. The visualized lung bases are grossly unremarkable. The liver, spleen, pancreas, gallbladder, and visualized bowel are grossly unremarkable. Adrenal glands are unremarkable. There is no free intraperitoneal fluid or air seen. No abnormally enlarged lymph nodes are identified. Review of bone windows shows masses in the region of the intervertebral foramina at the left 9-10 and 10-11 disc interspace levels. These masses appear to be non-enhancing.