Treatment of benign renal masses and perirenal collections (CME) – online course
Authors: D. Filippiadis and A. Ryan
Reviewers: P. Freyhardt, A. Kelekis, M. Krokidis, C. Nice and W. Uller
This course corresponds to chapter 22.214.171.124 Renal Masses and Perirenal Collections in the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR.
The most frequently encountered benign renal masses include renal cysts, angiomyolipoma (AML), oncocytoma, and inflammatory pseudotumours or pseudolesions. Malignancy risk in cystic renal masses can be stratified according to the Bosniak classification. Contrast enhanced transaxial imaging and percutaneous, image-guided biopsy can be used to characterise benign solid renal masses. The indications and decision to treat these lesions must be based on the specific presentation of the mass and the patient’s general condition. In addition to percutaneous biopsy for diagnostic purposes, sclerotherapy, percutaneous ablation and trans-arterial embolisation are therapeutic techniques included in the interventional radiology armamentarium. In general, all minimally invasive therapies for benign renal masses are safe and necessitate only minor peri-procedural provisions. Symptomatic renal cysts may be decompressed and sclerosed effectively. Renal and perirenal collections can be effectively managed by percutaneous drainage.
- To know the incidence and classification of solid and cystic renal mass lesions
- To understand the clinical presentation and physical findings of benign renal masses and perirenal collections
- To understand the pre-procedural workup of patients undergoing drainage and biopsy procedures, including the required laboratory investigations
- To demonstrate a detailed understanding of patient preparation, local anaesthetic administration and sedation
- To understand the role of percutaneous biopsy, diagnostic aspiration and drainage procedures
- To understand the role of sclerotherapy in the management of cystic renal lesions
This course covers a basic level of IR knowledge and is designed for trainees, students or young consultants aiming to acquire essential knowledge or prepare for the EBIR exam. Thereby, it is tailored to the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR and corresponds to chapter 126.96.36.199 Renal Masses and Perirenal Collections.
The format of the course is interactive and easy to use, including texts, graphics, videos and a quiz to support your learning. The course duration is around two hours and is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to award 2 European CME credits (ECMEC). The CME accreditation for this course will expire on September 28, 2024. A non-CME accredited version of the course will remain available for two more years.
The enrolment period of this course is set to 90 days and may be extended throughout the year with a valid All-Access Pass.
The CME certificate will be available in the myCIRSE area past the enrolment period if the course is completed before September 28, 2024.
Release date: September 2022