Why every renal mass is not always a surgical lesion. The need for an orderly, logical, diagnostic approach

M. Viamonte, S. Roen, M. M. Raskin, J. Lepage, E. Russell

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Abstract

The fact that approximately 95% of asymptomatic renal masses are benign is a compelling reason for the streamlined diagnostic approach which is described herein. Within the confines of these guidelines for the study of renal masses, when proceeding from simple to complex methods of evaluation, one should always consider the age of the patient, the status of the cardiovascular system, the radiological appearance of the mass on drip infusion nephrotomography and the results of renal echography as qualifying determinants and then propose the logical sequence of individualized studies under the best possible circumstances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-197
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume114
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1975
Externally publishedYes

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Viamonte, M., Roen, S., Raskin, M. M., Lepage, J., & Russell, E. (1975). Why every renal mass is not always a surgical lesion. The need for an orderly, logical, diagnostic approach. Journal of Urology, 114(2), 190-197.