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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2015, Article ID 126409, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/126409
Case Report

A Rare Case of a Renal Cell Carcinoma Confined to the Isthmus of a Horseshoe Kidney

1University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
2James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa, FL 33612, USA

Received 19 May 2015; Revised 9 June 2015; Accepted 10 June 2015

Academic Editor: Lothar Bergmann

Copyright © 2015 Michael Kongnyuy 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

Horseshoe kidney (HSK) is the most common renal anomaly. Reports of the incidence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in HSK are conflicting. Very few cases of isthmus-located RCC have been reported in the literature. We report a unique case of an isthmus-located RCC. Proper vascular and tumor imaging prior to surgery is key to successful tumor removal.