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Demonstration of renal arterial anatomy and tumour neovascularity for vascular mapping of renal cell carcinoma: the value of CO2 angiography



Demonstration of renal arterial anatomy and tumour neovascularity for vascular mapping of renal cell carcinoma: the value of CO2 angiography



British Journal of Radiology 76(902): 89-93



The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of CO(2) angiography with that of iodinated contrast angiography for vascular mapping prior to partial nephrectomy for presumed renal cell carcinoma. 13 consecutive patients were studied and all patients underwent selective renal angiography using both CO(2) and iodinated contrast medium. Digitally subtracted images were acquired and compared. Seven male and six female patients, with a median age of 58 years (range 46-74 years), were examined. On comparing images the main renal artery was visualized in all cases with both contrast agents. The segmental vessels were seen in 7 of 13 CO(2) studies and 12 of 13 iodinated contrast studies. CO(2) was also inferior in the depiction of tumour circulation, showing it in 4 of 13 cases compared with 9 of 13 cases using iodinated contrast. It therefore appears that CO(2) angiography offers no diagnostic advantage and is also inferior to iodinated contrast angiography in the pre-operative vascular mapping of renal tumours.

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PMID: 12642275

DOI: 10.1259/bjr/15383522


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