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Radiologic evaluation of small renal masses (I): pretreatment management.

Marhuenda A, Martín MI, Deltoro C, Santos J, Rubio Briones J - Adv Urol (2009)

Bottom Line: Is this a task for a urologist or a radiologist?It is obvious that in the increasing clinical scenario where this decision has to be made, both specialists ought to work together.Special emphasis has been placed on aspects regarding the bidirectional information between radiologists and urologists needed to achieve the best radiological approach to an SRM.

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Affiliation: Departamento de Radiología, Instituto Valenciano de Oncología, C/Profesor Beltrán Báguena 8, 46009 Valencia, Spain. amarflu@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
When characterizing a small renal mass (SRM), the main question to be answered is whether the mass represents a surgical or nonsurgical lesion or, in some cases, if followup studies are a reasonable option. Is this a task for a urologist or a radiologist? It is obvious that in the increasing clinical scenario where this decision has to be made, both specialists ought to work together. This paper will focus on the principles, indications, and limitations of ultrasound, CT, and MRI to characterize an SRM in 2008 with a detailed review of relevant literature. Special emphasis has been placed on aspects regarding the bidirectional information between radiologists and urologists needed to achieve the best radiological approach to an SRM.

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Oncocytoma. Small massisoattenuated to renal parenchyma after contrast.
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fig7: Oncocytoma. Small massisoattenuated to renal parenchyma after contrast.

Mentions: It is usually ahypodense mass, homogeneous, with smooth contours and a tendency to enhanceavidly (see Figure 7). Untilnow, an oncocytoma was suggested on postcontrast CT by the presence of acentral hypoenhancing scar. Because of its lack ofspecificity, patient management has been unaffected by the presence of thisfinding. Renal cell carcinomaand oncocytoma are indistinguishable from each other at imaging.


Radiologic evaluation of small renal masses (I): pretreatment management.

Marhuenda A, Martín MI, Deltoro C, Santos J, Rubio Briones J - Adv Urol (2009)

Oncocytoma. Small massisoattenuated to renal parenchyma after contrast.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2662406&req=5

fig7: Oncocytoma. Small massisoattenuated to renal parenchyma after contrast.
Mentions: It is usually ahypodense mass, homogeneous, with smooth contours and a tendency to enhanceavidly (see Figure 7). Untilnow, an oncocytoma was suggested on postcontrast CT by the presence of acentral hypoenhancing scar. Because of its lack ofspecificity, patient management has been unaffected by the presence of thisfinding. Renal cell carcinomaand oncocytoma are indistinguishable from each other at imaging.

Bottom Line: Is this a task for a urologist or a radiologist?It is obvious that in the increasing clinical scenario where this decision has to be made, both specialists ought to work together.Special emphasis has been placed on aspects regarding the bidirectional information between radiologists and urologists needed to achieve the best radiological approach to an SRM.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Departamento de Radiología, Instituto Valenciano de Oncología, C/Profesor Beltrán Báguena 8, 46009 Valencia, Spain. amarflu@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
When characterizing a small renal mass (SRM), the main question to be answered is whether the mass represents a surgical or nonsurgical lesion or, in some cases, if followup studies are a reasonable option. Is this a task for a urologist or a radiologist? It is obvious that in the increasing clinical scenario where this decision has to be made, both specialists ought to work together. This paper will focus on the principles, indications, and limitations of ultrasound, CT, and MRI to characterize an SRM in 2008 with a detailed review of relevant literature. Special emphasis has been placed on aspects regarding the bidirectional information between radiologists and urologists needed to achieve the best radiological approach to an SRM.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus