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Volume 4, Pages 378-380
Case Report

Primary Renal Carcinoid Tumor

Department of Urology, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Received 15 September 2003; Revised 27 October 2003; Accepted 27 April 2004

Academic Editor: Anthony Atala

Copyright © 2004 Siamak Daneshmand et al.


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.