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Urologe A. 2010 Mar;49(3):421-31; quiz 432. doi: 10.1007/s00120-009-2220-0.

[Diagnostic algorithm in cystic renal masses].

[Article in German]

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Institut für Klinische Radiologie, Universitätsklinikum der Universität LMU München - Campus Grosshadern, Marchioninistr. 15, 81377 München. Dirk.Clevert@med.uni-muenchen.de

Abstract

Cystic renal lesions can be classified as either simple or complicated cysts, which might occur as solitary as well as multifocal lesions. The Bosniak classification (I-IV), which characterizes renal cysts on the basis of ultrasound or computer tomographic criteria, is very useful for further decision-making about the therapeutic approach. The method of choice for diagnosis of renal cysts is ultrasound. Besides the conventional B-mode ultrasound, contrast enhanced ultrasound with SonoVue provides a promising new technique for distinguishing cysts according to the Bosniak classification. This review describes cystic renal lesions with emphasis on the etiology and significance of these pathologies in a methodological comparison of conventional B-mode, contrast enhanced ultrasound and computer tomography.

PMID:
20213350
DOI:
10.1007/s00120-009-2220-0
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