16Dec 2019


  • Post Graduate Trainees, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal, Manipur, 795001 India
  • Professor and Head of Department, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal, Manipur, 795001, India
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Primary retroperitoneal tumors are very rare neoplasms accounting for only 0.1-0.2% of all tumors in the body. They can be either mesodermal, neurogenic, germ cell or lymphoid in origin with mesodermal tumors accounting for 80% of all primary retroperitoneal neoplasms. Cross-sectional imaging such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging play a vital role in non-invasive assessment and localization of these tumors within the retroperitoneal space as well as for pretreatment staging. Though tissue diagnosis is required for definitive diagnosis due to the overlapping imaging features, certain key imaging features on cross-sectional imaging can help us to narrow down the differential diagnoses. Also imaging helps to guide the site of biopsy due to heterogeneous nature of these tumors. Familiarity with the key cross sectional imaging features of these heterogeneous neoplasms along with clinical and demographic data will facilitate accurate diagnosis and early management of the same.

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[Kenjum Riba, Veeraraghavan Gunasekaran, Ngaizavung Hauzel, Sirasanagandla Krishna Bharati and Meenakumari Ayekpam (2019); CROSS - SECTIONAL IMAGING FEATURES OF COMMON AND UNCOMMON PRIMARY RETROPERITONEAL TUMORS: AN EXPERIENCE AT OUR INSTITUTE - A PICTORIAL ESSAY Int. J. of Adv. Res. 7 (12). 213-227] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

Dr. Kenjum Riba
Post Graduate Trainee, RIMS, Imphal


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/10146       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/10146

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