Case Report | Open Access
Siamak Daneshmand, Shahin Chandrasoma, Shandra Wilson, "Primary Renal Carcinoid Tumor", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 4, Article ID 620296, 3 pages, 2004. https://doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2004.95
Primary Renal Carcinoid Tumor
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.