alexa Imaging of solid kidney tumours in children.


Medical & Surgical Urology

Author(s): Hugosson C, Nyman R, Jacobsson B, Jorulf H, Sackey K,

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Abstract Eighteen children aged 6 months to 12 years with 20 solid renal tumours: 13 Wilms' tumours (WT), 2 clear cell sarcomas of the kidney, 1 malignant rhabdoid tumour of the kidney and 2 cases of bilateral nephroblastomatosis with Wilms' tumour underwent evaluation with US, CT and MR imaging. Contrast-enhanced CT and non-enhanced MR were equally accurate in determining the size and origin of the tumour but were unreliable in separation of stages I, II and III. US could only accurately assess the size of the tumours. MR characteristics varied somewhat between WTs and non-WTs but contrast-enhanced MR imaging might be useful for separation of WTs from nephroblastomatosis.
This article was published in Acta Radiol and referenced in Medical & Surgical Urology

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