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Ultrasonographically indeterminate renal parapelvic masses.
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PMID:  6389565     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ultrasonography is excellent in the evaluation of renal masses. Simple cysts can be distinguished from more complex or solid renal masses. Rarely, sonographic examination cannot be used to categorize renal masses, particularly those that are small and in a parapelvic location. We report six patients having sonographically indeterminate parapelvic masses. Subsequent computed tomographic examination demonstrated each of these masses to be a parapelvic cyst. Failure to make an ultrasonographic diagnosis was thought to be due to their parapelvic location. Complex interactions between cyst and normal renal sinus structures caused alteration and distortion of the anatomy of both, making exact diagnosis difficult. Computed tomography can be used to define the anatomy precisely and provide the correct diagnosis.
H Dorne; B Hyams; J Cassoff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Canadian Association of Radiologists     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0008-2902     ISO Abbreviation:  J Can Assoc Radiol     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-01-09     Completed Date:  1985-01-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505589     Medline TA:  J Can Assoc Radiol     Country:  CANADA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  283-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Kidney Diseases, Cystic / diagnosis*,  radiography
Kidney Neoplasms / diagnosis
Kidney Pelvis / radiography
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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