Computed tomography on renal masses in dogs and cats

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Yamazoe K, Ohashi F, Kadosawa T, et al.

J Vet Med Sci 1994;56:813-816.

Computed tomography (CT) was performed on renal tumors (Wilms’ tumor and renal cell carcinoma) and renal cysts in dogs and cats. CT images in renal tumors were well correlated with macroscopic findings, and contrast CT images were quite useful in differentiating tumoral regions from non-tumoral ones. On renal cysts, intravenous pyelography and ultrasonography were as effective as CT images in morphological diagnosis, but CT was considered to be superior for evaluating three-dimensional (3-D) relationships in complicated lesions.