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Computed tomography in the diagnosis of renal masses.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Radiology
Publication Date
Volume
126
Issue
3
Pages
715–718
Identifiers
PMID: 628745
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

CT diagnosis of renal lesions proved to be highly efficient and reliable. This modality was most accurate in diagnosing renal cysts and the great majority of solid lesions. There was an indeterminate group (5% of cases studied) that included cysts, tumors and abscesses. This group requires additional investigation, but angiography is often not conclusive because of the avascular nature of these tumors. Other problem areas included cysts with apparently irregular margins and artifacts produced by the presence of contrast agent in the collecting systems.

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