Abstract

The widespread use of abdominal imaging techniques has increased the detection of solid renal masses over the past years. Imaging plays a crucial role in the management and surveillance and in determining which lesions need treatment. The "classical angiomyolipoma" is the only benign solid renal mass that can be characterized with confidence by imaging through the detection of a fat-containing lesion without calcifications. There is a large overlap of imaging features between benign and malignant renal masses that often makes difficult a correct characterization of these lesions. In this review, we discuss the imaging features of the main solid renal masses that may suggest a likely benign diagnosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20170077-
Number of pages12
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Volume90
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Kidney
Angiomyolipoma
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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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