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The importance of benign kidney tumors among small renal masses: diagnosis and treatment algorithms

Author(s): Mesut Remzi | Emre Huri | Michael Marberger

Journal: Turkish Journal of Urology
ISSN 1300-5804

Volume: 35;
Issue: 04;
Start page: 286 ;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Benign tumor | kidney neoplasms

Recently, the detection rate of small renal masses has been increasing due to the radiologic and clinical improvements. These improvements have also led to a significant change in approach to renal masses. Small renal masses are defined as cortical renal masses smaller than 4 cm in diameter. Besides renal cell carcinoma, benign kidney tumors were also frequently detected pathologically among small renal masses. The clinical identification of benign kidney tumors provides efficient treatment approaches and avoiding from overtreatment. In this review, the importance of benign kidney tumors among small renal masses, and diagnosis and treatment policies to these tumors were evaluated.
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