Friday, August 29, 2014

What abnormality is shown on this abdominal CT scan?

This is a large, right renal tumour with nodal involvement. The inferior vena cava is not well seen. At histological analysis, the tumour had penetrated the renal capsule, involved lymph nodes and showed microvascular invasion; these are all adverse prognostic features. The IVC was not involved but simply compressed by tumour bulk



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