The increased use of imaging modalities in the last years has led to a greater incidence in depicting abdominal incidental lesions. In particular, “incidentalomas” of the kidney are discovered in asymptomatic patients or patients who suffer from diseases not directly related to the kidneys. The aim of this paper is to provide the radiologist with a useful guide to recognize and classify the main incidental renal findings with the purpose of establishing the correct management. First we describe the so-called “pseudotumors” which are important to recognize in order to avoid a misdiagnosis. Afterwards we categorize true renal lesions into cystic and solid types, reporting radiological signs helpful in differentiating between benign and malignant nature.

Imaging and Management of Incidental Renal Lesions

MAZZIOTTI, Silvio;CICERO, GIUSEPPE;D'ANGELO, TOMMASO;MARINO, MARIA ADELE;VISALLI, Carmela;SALAMONE, Ignazio;ASCENTI, Giorgio;BLANDINO, Alfredo
2017

Abstract

The increased use of imaging modalities in the last years has led to a greater incidence in depicting abdominal incidental lesions. In particular, “incidentalomas” of the kidney are discovered in asymptomatic patients or patients who suffer from diseases not directly related to the kidneys. The aim of this paper is to provide the radiologist with a useful guide to recognize and classify the main incidental renal findings with the purpose of establishing the correct management. First we describe the so-called “pseudotumors” which are important to recognize in order to avoid a misdiagnosis. Afterwards we categorize true renal lesions into cystic and solid types, reporting radiological signs helpful in differentiating between benign and malignant nature.
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