How should a renal mass of indeterminate etiology be monitored?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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A renal mass of indeterminate etiology should be monitored periodically by imaging study such as intravenous pyelography (IVP), ultrasonography, or computed tomography (CT) scanning. A cystic mass can be simply observed; however, patients with a solid mass should have a complete workup, including evaluation for metastatic disease and vascular extension of the primary tumor.


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