Diagnostic Investigations in Renal Cancer. Advances in Diagnosis Including Radiology, Lymphography, Percutaneous Puncture Ultrasonography and Computed Tomography

  • L. Denis
  • L. Mortelmans
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 53)


The classical clinical triad of flank mass, pain and hematuria is seen in a small minority of patients. More than half the diagnosed renal masses, including tumors, are incidental findings during a urological investigation carried out for some other purpose or the result of a stubborn search for the aetiology of the origin of a variety of paraneoplastic symptoms or signs. In this respect renal cancer earns the nickname of the internist’s tumor.


Renal Cancer Renal Mass Renal Cyst Intravenous Urography Cyst Puncture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Denis
    • 1
  • L. Mortelmans
    • 1
  1. 1.Academic HospitalFree University of Brussels, A.Z. Middelheim AntwerpBelgium

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