Small renal mass: What the urologist needs to know for treatment planning and assessment of treatment results

Oleksandr Stakhovskyi, Stanley Yap, Michael Leveridge, Nathan Lawrentchuk, Michael A S Jewett

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OBJECTIVE. Small renal mass is a new distinct clinical entity. Detection of these tumors has increased with increased use of imaging. CONCLUSION. We know that a proportion of these tumors are not renal cell carcinoma, and imaging-guided biopsy is being increasingly used for treatment planning. The objectives of this review are to provide an update on our current understanding of the biology of small renal masses and to review approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of these lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1267-1273
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Active surveillance of small renal mass
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney imaging
  • Kidney neoplasms
  • Small renal mass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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