Renal cell carcinoma

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard



Patient Data

Age: Adult

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


A large exophytic mass lesion is noted originating from the lower pole of the left kidney. It shows heterogeneous post-contrast enhancement on the arterial phase with central less enhancing core reflecting partial central necrosis. Features are suggestive of renal cell cancer (RCC).

Case Discussion

Characteristic appearance of renal cell cancer (RCC) on the arterial phase. In this case, it has a polar location and partially exophytic with no invasion to the pelvicalyceal system and less probability of vascular invasion. Partial renal resection could be a suitable surgical option.

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Case information

rID: 3046
Published: 22nd May 2008
Last edited: 28th Mar 2021
Tag: legacy
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