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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Renal medullary carcinoma - Case report and review of the literature
Author: Leitao, VA
da Silva, W
Ferreira, U
Denardi, F
Billis, A
Netto, NR
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 hernaturia 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 hernaturia and/or flank pain, the possibility of a renal medullary carcinoma should always be kept in mind, with thorough investigation and expeditious treatment. Copyright (c) 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel
Subject: renal medullary carcinoma
medullary carcinoma
aggressive renal tumor
sickle cell trait
bone metastases
Country: Suíça
Editor: Karger
Citation: Urologia Internationalis. Karger, v. 77, n. 2, n. 184, n. 186, 2006.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1159/000093918
Date Issue: 2006
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