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Management of the Renal Mass

  • J. Chris Riney
  • Neil J. Kocher
  • Matthew KaagEmail author
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Abstract

In the modern world of cross-sectional imaging, up to 70% of renal masses are diagnosed as incidental findings on imaging obtained for unrelated reasons. In the work-up of these lesions, the clinician must differentiate benign from malignant and clinically dangerous from indolent. This chapter discusses the appropriate selection of imaging modality, as well as the work-up and initial management of major categories of renal mass.

Keywords

Kidney Renal Cyst Nephrectomy Renal cell carcinoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Chris Riney
    • 1
  • Neil J. Kocher
    • 1
  • Matthew Kaag
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of UrologyPenn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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