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TheScientificWorldJOURNAL
Volume 9 (2009), Pages 97-101
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2009.15
Case Study

Anaplastic Sarcoma of the Kidney

1Department of Urology, Martha Maria Medical Center, Nuremberg, Germany
2Department of Urology, Salzgitter Medical Center, Salzgitter, Germany

Received 22 November 2008; Revised 18 January 2009; Accepted 19 January 2009

Academic Editor: Anthony Atala

Copyright © 2009 Apostolos P. Labanaris et al.

Abstract

We present a case of an extremely rare and relatively new tumor entity of the kidney, the anaplastic sarcoma. Although of unknown origin and pathogenesis, treating such a tumor as if it was anaplastic Wilms' tumor seems to be the only therapeutic solution at the present time. Newer immunohistochemical staining and molecular probes should be applied to this neoplasm in order for us to understand it nature and maximize therapy.