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A difficult diagnosis

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 18 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1200
  1. Sanjiv Agarwal (, consultant urologist1
  1. 1 Hammersmith, Charing Cross, and St Mary's Hospitals, London W12 0HS

    Mr Mahon's case1 shows the importance of carrying out investigations on the kidney in patients who have a recently diagnosed varicocele. Although Mr Mahon did not have occlusion of his renal vein, ultrasonography of the abdomen showed a previously undiagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm that needed repair, renal cysts, and a solid renal lesion. Oncocytoma is difficult to …

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