When is a chest CT indicated in Wilms tumor imaging?

Updated: Mar 04, 2019
  • Author: Ali Nawaz Khan, MBBS, FRCS, FRCP, FRCR; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Performing chest CT to stage a Wilms tumor can be justified only if following conditions are met [21] :

  • If the information obtained is reliable

  • If the CT findings are correlated with the patient's prognosis

  • If the CT results alter treatment from what would have been recommended in their absence

  • If the information obtained with CT favorably influences the therapeutic outcome


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