Phantom calyx

Phantom calyx is a calyx which fails to fill with contrast admist a well opacified remainder of pyelocalyceal system. It refers to an intrarenal process which has infilterated and caused obliteration of the involved collecting system element.

It may be seen in:

If the calyx is dilated and filled with tumour (but still visible) then it is referred to as an oncocalyx.

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Article information

rID: 9844
System: Urogenital
Section: Signs
Tags: kidney, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Phantom calyces

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