Renal cell carcinoma - Color Ultrasound
Title: Color Ultrasound - Renal cell carcinoma
Diagnosis: Renal cell carcinoma
Author: Dr.ROSSET Antoine
Comment: Dr. KHAN Haleem
Clinical Presentation: Workup of vague abdominalpain.
Comment: Renal cell carcinoma arise from proximal collectingtubule and are
bilateral in 10% of cases. 85% of lesions arehypervascular and require pre-op embolization.
Several types exist(papillary, alveolar, oncocytoma) TNM Staging: T1 Small tumor,kidney
not enlarged T2 Large tumor, contained within renal capsuleT3 Extension into perinephric
fat or renal vein T4 Invasion ofadjacent organs
Description: Sonography demonstrates a circumscribed hypoechoicmass of the
upper pole of the kidney. CT does not show any flow butPower Doppler reveals central
arterial flow within this lesionwhich surgery revealed to a well differenciated reanl
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