Diffusely calcified renal cell carcinoma: CT features

H. Onitsuka, J. Murakami, S. Naito, R. Souda, Y. Shioyama, H. Honda, A. Araki, Y. Torii, K. Masuda

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Calcifications of renal masses are common. They are usually dense, partial, small, punctate, and linear opacities. Diffuse calcification is an extremely rare feature of renal masses. Generally, calcified renal cell carcinomas are hypovascular, with calcifications in the interstitium, and they also contain fibrotic capsules, necrotic areas, or hyalinization. We recently observed a renal neoplasm with diffuse calcification on CT and intermediate vascularity on angiography, which was diagnosed histologically as renal cell carcinoma, clear cell type. Interestingly, there were numerous calcific deposits within the tumor cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-656
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


Dive into the research topics of 'Diffusely calcified renal cell carcinoma: CT features'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this