The Scientific World Journal

The Scientific World Journal / 2004 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 4 |Article ID 620296 |

Siamak Daneshmand, Shahin Chandrasoma, Shandra Wilson, "Primary Renal Carcinoid Tumor", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 4, Article ID 620296, 3 pages, 2004.

Primary Renal Carcinoid Tumor

Academic Editor: Anthony Atala
Received15 Sep 2003
Revised27 Oct 2003
Accepted27 Apr 2004


Primary carcinoid tumors originating in a normal kidney are exceptionally rare. We describe a case of a 52-year-old woman who presented with vague back pain and was found to have a 4-cm mass in the medial aspect of the left kidney. Radical nephrectomy and retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy were performed. Histopathology revealed a typical carcinoid tumor with 1 out of 17 lymph nodes involved. She has no evidence of recurrence or metastasis on 7-month follow-up.

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