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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2014, Article ID 313974, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/313974
Case Report

Thyroid-Like Follicular Carcinoma of the Kidney in a Young Patient with History of Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

1Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
2Department of Pathology, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, 2801 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90801, USA

Received 3 May 2014; Accepted 26 June 2014; Published 15 July 2014

Academic Editor: Maria M. Picken

Copyright © 2014 William W. Wu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Thyroid-like follicular carcinoma of the kidney (TLFCK) is a rare histological variant of renal cell carcinoma not currently included in the World Health Organization classification of renal tumors. Only 24 previous cases of TLFCK have been reported to date. We report a case of TLFCK in a 19-year-old woman with history of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This patient is the youngest with TLFCK to be reported to date and the first with history of lymphoblastic leukemia. The development of TLFCK in a young patient with history of lymphoblastic leukemia is interesting and suggests that genes involved in leukemogenesis may also be important for TLFCK pathogenesis. Recognition of TLFCK is important to distinguish it from other conditions that show thyroid-like features, as a misdiagnosis can result in adverse patient care.