Characterization and management of various renal cystic lesions by sonographic features

Shee Yen Tay, Chui Mei Tiu, Bing Hu, Hsin Kai Wang, Hong Jen Chiou, Yung Hui Lin, Yi Chen Lai, Wing P. Chan, Yi Hong Chou

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Abstract

Renal cysts are common incidental findings in clinical practice. Most renal cysts detected in medical imaging are benign simple cysts. However, some are complicated by hemorrhage or infection or are associated with calcification. In these instances, difficulties can be encountered distinguishing the complicated cysts from cystic renal tumors such as cystic renal cell carcinoma, multilocular cystic nephroma, and mixed epithelial and stromal tumors. The Bosniak classification is widely used to categorize cystic renal lesions but is used to classify those discovered via computed tomography. Ultrasonography (US) and color Doppler US are the most frequently used imaging techniques for abdominal surveys and long-term follow-up because of their noninvasiveness, relatively low cost, wide availability, and frequently, lack of contrast medium. Herein, we review the features of various cystic lesions of the kidney that can be found using US, discuss differential diagnoses using US, and propose a feature-oriented algorithmic approach to classifying renal cystic lesions using US.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Chinese Medical Association
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

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Cysts
Ultrasonography
Kidney
Cystic Kidney Diseases
Doppler Color Ultrasonography
Incidental Findings
Diagnostic Imaging
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Contrast Media
Neoplasms
Differential Diagnosis
Tomography
Hemorrhage
Costs and Cost Analysis
Infection

Keywords

  • Bosniak classification
  • Complex renal cyst
  • Cystic renal tumor
  • Renal cystic lesion
  • Ultrasonography

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  • Medicine(all)

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Characterization and management of various renal cystic lesions by sonographic features. / Tay, Shee Yen; Tiu, Chui Mei; Hu, Bing; Wang, Hsin Kai; Chiou, Hong Jen; Lin, Yung Hui; Lai, Yi Chen; Chan, Wing P.; Chou, Yi Hong.

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Tay, Shee Yen ; Tiu, Chui Mei ; Hu, Bing ; Wang, Hsin Kai ; Chiou, Hong Jen ; Lin, Yung Hui ; Lai, Yi Chen ; Chan, Wing P. ; Chou, Yi Hong. / Characterization and management of various renal cystic lesions by sonographic features. In: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association. 2018.
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