According to AUA guidelines, which characteristics of the renal mass should be assessed in the diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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The 2017 AUA guideline for the management of clinically localized sporadic renal masses suspicious for RCC in adults recommends that in patients with a solid or complex cystic renal mass, clinicians should perform high-quality, multiphase, cross-sectional abdominal imaging to optimally characterize and clinically stage the renal mass. [21] Characterization of the renal mass should include assessment of the following:

  • Tumor complexity
  • Degree of contrast enhancement (where applicable)
  • Presence or absence of fat

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