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Dr. John Lyne provides an overview on the treatment and diagnosis of renal masses.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve decision making regarding the treatment versus observation of small renal masses
  • Counsel patients on the differential diagnosis of a small renal mass
  • Describe the various treatment options for a small renal mass

Reading Resources:

  1. Shuch B, Hanley JM, Lai JC, Vourganti S, Setodji CM, Dick AW, Chow WH, Saigal CS. Adverse Health Outcomes Associated with Surgical Management of the Small Renal Mass. Urologic Diseases in America Project. J Urol. 2013 Sep 6.
  2. Canter D, Kutikov A, Manley B, Egleston B, Simhan J, Smaldone M, Teper E, Viterbo R, Chen DY, Greenberg RE, Uzzo RG. Utility of the R.E.N.A.L. nephrometry scoring system in objectifying treatment decision-making of the enhancing renal mass. Urology. 2011 Nov;78(5):1089-94.
  3. Kutikov A, Uzzo RG. The R.E.N.A.L. nephrometry score: a comprehensive standardized system for quantitating renal tumor size, location and depth. J Urol. 2009 Sep;182(3):844-53. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2009.05.035. Epub 2009 Jul 17.


Dr. Lyne has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 1/7/2014 | Last Modified On: 1/7/2014 | Expires: 1/7/2015

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