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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Renal Medullary Carcinoma: Case Report And Review Of The Literature
Author: Leitao V.A.
Da Silva Jr. W.
Ferreira U.
Denardi F.
Billis A.
Netto Jr. N.R.
Abstract: Young patients with sickle cell trait or disease present a higher risk for renal medullary carcinoma, an aggressive renal tumor, with dismal prognosis, with a median survival of 4 months from the time of diagnosis. We report a 26-year-old patient with a 2-month history of bone pain at the right iliac crest, loss of weight, recurrent macroscopic hematuria and abdominal mass. Imaging studies demonstrated a 10-cm mass in the right kidney. Pathological evaluation revealed a medullary carcinoma and the patient died after 4 months, despite adjuvant treatment. Whenever a patient with sickle cell trait or disease presents with hematuria and/or flank pain, the possibility of a renal medullary carcinoma should always be kept in mind, with thorough investigation and expeditious treatment. Copyright © 2006 S. Karger AG.
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Identifier DOI: 10.1159/000093918
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Date Issue: 2006
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