Renal cell carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu


Presented to the emergency department with two episodes of transient ischemic attack. Along with routine blood workup, an ultrasound was requested for which detected a mass lesion in the right kidney and the patient was referred for further evaluation with contrast enhanced CT.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Multiphase contrast enhanced CT study of the kidneys

Arterially enhancing mass lesion with central non enhancing areas and calcification within are seen completely distorting the normal anatomy of the right kidney with distortion of fat planes between segment VI and VII of liver. 

There is mild ascites predominantly in the Morrison's pouch, right paracolic gutter and right inguinal region. The renal vein appears preserved. 

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Case information

rID: 20812
Published: 14th Dec 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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