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Nephroblastomatosis: comparison of CT with US and urography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2827229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A review of the imaging studies of five children with Wilms tumor and nephroblastomatosis demonstrated that contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) can show the multifocal involvement of nephroblastomatosis more accurately than either excretory urography or real-time ultrasound (US). In all five children, CT demonstrated multiple areas of nephroblastomatosis along the renal cortex. US showed a single intrarenal mass in each child (one bilaterally) but did not show the cortical nephroblastomatosis. Excretory urography also demonstrated only the dominant mass of the Wilms tumor. The superiority of CT is attributed to better spatial resolution and soft-tissue contrast differentiation and clear demarcation between nonenhanced nephroblastomatosis and enhanced normal renal parenchyma. Contrast-enhanced CT is therefore recommended for the evaluation of clinically abnormal and contralateral kidneys in all children with suspected Wilms tumor.
S K Fernbach; K A Feinstein; J S Donaldson; E S Baum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  166     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1988 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-01-28     Completed Date:  1988-01-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Departments of Radiology, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60614.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Kidney Neoplasms / diagnosis,  radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Wilms Tumor / diagnosis,  radiography*

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