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BMJ Case Rep. 2011 Mar 1;2011. pii: bcr1020103388. doi: 10.1136/bcr.10.2010.3388.

Squamous cell carcinoma of kidney co-existing with renal calculi: a rare tumour.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. rubyruby2k4@yahoo.com

Abstract

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of urinary tract is a very rare tumour known to be associated with chronic renal calculi and infection. This tumour is highly aggressive and often detected at advanced stage with poor outcome. The authors describe a case report of a 62-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with right nephrolithiasis with non-functioning kidney. Histopathology revealed an unexpected co-existing SCC in renal pelvis. The present case highlights the careful search and use of newer imaging modalities in cases of long-standing renal calculi as they may have co-existing hidden malignancy which may change the treatment plan and prognosis.

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22707603
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PMC3063286
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10.1136/bcr.10.2010.3388
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