Title
Renal thorium deposition associated with transitional cell-carcinoma-radiologic demonstration in 2 patients Renal thorium deposition associated with transitional cell-carcinoma-radiologic demonstration in 2 patients
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Easton, Pa ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Radiology. - Easton, Pa
Volume/pages
169(1988) :3 , p. 705-707
ISSN
0033-8419
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Abstract
Abdominal radiography, excretory urography, retrograde pyelography, and computed tomography were performed in two patients who had undergone retrograde pyelography with thorium dioxide (Thorotrast) approximately 40 years ago. Both patients developed a transitional cell carcinoma due to suburothelial thorium deposition. Typical thorium densities were demonstrated at CT in the peripelvicalyceal area as well as in retroperitoneal lymph nodes. Elderly patients in whom radiographic examination reveals retained Thorotrast in the kidney should be followed up because of the high risk of renal carcinoma.