Renal involvement by Rosai-Dorfman disease: CT findings

W. E. Brown, F. V. Coakley, M. Heaney

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Rosai-Dorfman disease is a rare disease characterized histologically by proliferation of histiocytes and has clinical features suggestive of a lymphomalike disease. Lymph nodes and extranodal sites might be involved, but renal involvement is rare. We present computed tomographic findings in three cases of renal involvement by Rosai-Dorfman disease. Two cases showed renal hilar masses and one case showed subcapsular hypodense infiltration. Renal involvement by Rosai-Dorfman disease has a characteristic appearance and should be included in the differential diagnosis of renal hilar masses or subcapsular hypodense infiltration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-216
Number of pages3
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Computed tomography
  • Kidney
  • Perirenal mass
  • Renal mass
  • Rosai-Dorfman disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology


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