Imaging findings of infectious and inflammatory diseases of the urinary system mimicking neoplastic diseases

Abstract

Neoplastic diseases affecting the urinary organs are common, and diagnosis by imaging is usually straightforward. However, infectious/inflammatory processes also commonly affect these organs and can be mistaken for a neoplasm. Familiarity with these potential mimickers and awareness of their imaging presentations are key for correct diagnosis. We present the imaging findings of non-neoplastic infectious/inflammatory diseases that can mimic a neoplastic process.

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Karaosmanoglu, A.D., Uysal, A., Karcaaltincaba, M. et al. Imaging findings of infectious and inflammatory diseases of the urinary system mimicking neoplastic diseases. Abdom Radiol 45, 1110–1121 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00261-019-02222-w

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Keywords

  • Genito-urinary tract
  • Malignant diseases
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Imaging diagnosis