The significance of septations in a renal cyst.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Little is known about the significance of one or more septations within a renal cyst. The records of 26 patients whose sonographic and/or CT studies showed evidence of internal septations were reviewed to assess their significance. Thirteen patients underwent surgical exploration; in 10, the final diagnoses were benign lesions, while in three there were elements of renal cell carcinoma. Criteria are suggested to distinguish benign from malignant lesions. One or more thin septations alone is probably of no clinical significance, but if there are solid elements demonstrated, further evaluation is mandatory.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rosenberg, ER; Korobkin, M; Foster, W; Silverman, PM; Bowie, JD; Dunnick, NR

Published Date

  • March 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 144 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 593 - 595

PubMed ID

  • 3881896

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3881896

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.144.3.593


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States