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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Renal Medullary Carcinoma. Case Report And Review Of The Literature.
Author: Leitão, Victor Augusto
da Silva, Walter
Ferreira, Ubirajara
Denardi, Fernandes
Billis, Athanase
Rodrigues Netto, Nelson
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.
Subject: Adult
Carcinoma, Medullary
Fatal Outcome
Kidney Neoplasms
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1159/000093918
Date Issue: 2006
Appears in Collections:Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp

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