Published: 24 April 2019
Author(s): Michael Leshen, Devang Butani
Issue: April 2019
Section: Review Article

Renal cell carcinoma is relatively common malignancy. Its imaging features are often non-specific and can present a diagnostic dilemma for clinicians. Historically, all patients with a renal mass underwent radical nephrectomy. Advances in technology have allowed for an increase in partial nephrectomies and percutaneous ablations. This essay briefly describes some of the imaging findings of renal cell carcinoma and several of its mimics followed by an in-depth review of procedural management with a particular focus on recent advancements.


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