Case series of collapsed simple renal cysts potentially simulating cystic malignancy at CT

Apurva A. Bonde, Chenara Johnson, Benjamin Addicott, Antonio C. Westphalen, Elena K. Korngold, Fergus V. Coakley

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Abstract

The radiological differential diagnosis for complex renal cysts seen at CT generally includes cystic malignancy or renal abscess. We have encountered five cases of complex-appearing renal cysts at CT where serial imaging and clinical outcome favored a diagnosis of a collapsed benign simple renal cyst. We present these cases to broaden the differential diagnosis for complex renal cysts seen at CT, highlighting the importance of careful correlation with prior imaging to assist in correct recognition of collapsed simple cysts and potentially allowing for conservative management or surveillance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume50
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Collapsed renal cyst
  • Complex renal cyst
  • CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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