Journal of Medical Ultrasonics

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 125–129 | Cite as

Differential diagnosis of dialysis-associated renal cell carcinoma with ultrasonography

  • Terminology and Diagnostic Criteria Committee, Japan Society of Ultrasonics in MedicineEmail author


Dialysis patients often develop mass lesions in the kidneys, and the incidence of renal cell carcinoma is reported to be 100 times that of healthy individuals. Therefore, localization detection and differential diagnosis of renal masses are clinically very important. But differential diagnosis is often difficult even when B-mode and color Doppler ultrasound are used. Plain CT is of less value in localization detection and differential diagnosis of masses, and plain ultrasonography is similar. In addition, use of X-ray contrast agents is relatively contraindicated in dialysis patients. Therefore, lots of undetected mass lesions as well as doubtful tumorous lesions are not observed and therefore not actively treated.

Morphology of the end-stage kidney in patients on long-term hemodialysis

The morphological characteristics of the kidney in patients on long-term hemodialysis, so called “dialysis kidney”, must be understood in order to diagnose renal cell carcinoma associated...


Renal Cell Carcinoma Renal Parenchyma Blood Flow Signal Healthy Kidney Intracystic Bleeding 
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  • Terminology and Diagnostic Criteria Committee, Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine
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  1. 1.Chiyoda-kuJapan

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