Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Can Urol Assoc J. 2009 Feb;3(1):64-6.

Synchronous ipsilateral renal cell carcinoma and urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis.

Author information

  • 1Department of Urology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ont.

Abstract

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract are not uncommon urological malignancies. Their simultaneous occurrence in a patient is, however, extraordinarily rare. We report the case of a patient who underwent laparoscopic nephrectomy for suspected RCC. Preoperative imaging was suspicious for renal pelvic involvement, which was confirmed upon bivalving the fresh specimen at the time of surgery, with the discovery of a separate urothelium-based lesion. We discuss this rare occurrence and our management approach.

PMID:
19293981
[PubMed]
PMCID:
PMC2645882
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk