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Renal oncocytoma


Other Names for this Disease
  • Oncocytoma kidney
  • Oncocytoma renal
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Treatment

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How might renal oncocytoma be treated?

Most renal oncocytomas are benign (non-cancerous) and metastasis is very rare. Although many benign tumors do not require treatment unless they are causing unpleasant symptoms, it can be difficult to confidently differentiate a renal oncocytoma from renal cell carcinoma based on diagnostic imaging tests alone. Most people are, therefore, treated with surgery which allows for confirmation of the diagnosis. If a renal oncocytoma is strongly suspected prior to surgery, a more conservative procedure such as a partial nephrectomy, may be performed.[1][2]
Last updated: 2/17/2015

References
  1. Benatiya MA1, Rais G, Tahri M, Barki A, El sayegh H, Iken A, Nouini Y, Lachkar A, Benslimane L, Errihani H, Faik M.. Renal oncocytoma: experience of Clinical Urology A, Urology Department, CHU Ibn Sina, Rabat, Morocco and literature review. Pan Afr Med J. 2012; 12:84.
  2. Schieda N, McInnes MD, Cao L.. Diagnostic accuracy of segmental enhancement inversion for diagnosis of renal oncocytoma at biphasic contrast enhanced CT: systematic review. Eur Radiol. June 2014; 24(6):1421-1429.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Oncocytoma kidney
  • Oncocytoma renal
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.