How are benign renal masses differentiated from renal cell carcinoma?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Determining whether a space-occupying renal mass is benign or malignant can be difficult. Imaging studies should be tailored to enable further characterization of renal masses, so that nonmalignant tumors can be differentiated from malignant ones.


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