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Hinyokika Kiyo. 2001 Jun;47(6):411-4.

[Primary small cell carcinoma of the kidney: a case report].

[Article in Japanese]

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  • 1Department of Urology, Kanazawa University, School of Medicine.


A 43-year-old male visited our hospital with the complaint of right flank colicky pain. Computed tomographic (CT)-scan and angiography showed large renal tumor with liver invasion and tumor thrombosis in the vena cava. Multiple lung and bone tumors were also recognized. Percutaneous biopsy of the renal tumor revealed small cell carcinoma. Multiple lung masses were diagnosed as metastatic tumors according to the results of bronchoscopic biopsy. Chemotherapy including cisplatinum and etoposide was performed without success. He died 6 months after the diagnosis. Autopsy specimen revealed primary small cell carcinoma of the right kidney. To our knowledge, this is the seventh case as primary renal small cell carcinoma in the world literature.

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