Imaging features of haematological malignancies of kidneys

Kumar Sandrasegaran, C. O. Menias, S. Verma, A. Abdelbaki, A. Shaaban, K. M. Elsayes

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Haematological malignancies are relatively uncommon neoplasms of kidneys. Nevertheless, the incidence of these neoplasms is increasing, partly due to more widespread use of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. This article discusses the clinical and imaging features of renal lymphoma, leukaemia, extra-osseous multiple myeloma, and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder. Although there is overlap of imaging features with other more common malignancies, such as transitional and renal cell cancers, the combination of imaging findings and the appropriate clinical picture should allow the radiologist to raise a provisional diagnosis of a haematological neoplasm. This has management implications including the preference for image-guided core biopsies and a shift towards medical rather than surgical therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-202
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Sandrasegaran, K., Menias, C. O., Verma, S., Abdelbaki, A., Shaaban, A., & Elsayes, K. M. (2016). Imaging features of haematological malignancies of kidneys. Clinical Radiology, 71(3), 195-202.