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Volume 8, Pages 830-834
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2008.109
Case Study

Renal Peripheral Neuroectodermal Tumor Presenting at Age 78: Case Report

1Department of Urology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
2Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA

Received 2 June 2008; Revised 4 August 2008; Accepted 15 August 2008

Academic Editor: Anthony Atala

Copyright © 2008 Michelle E. Koski et al.

Abstract

Primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) of the kidney is a rare and aggressive tumor, often presenting in advanced stages and progressing rapidly. Renal PNET (rPNET) may affect a wide age spectrum, but the majority of cases are in young adults. We present a case of advanced rPNET in a 78-year-old woman. To our knowledge, this is the most advanced age of presentation of this neoplasm to date. We report on her presentation and management, and discuss the current clinical management of this tumor.