Giant adult nephroblastoma - A case report

Lobo , Flora Dorothy and Pooja , Suresh K (2013) Giant adult nephroblastoma - A case report. International Journal of Medical and Applied Sciences, 2 (4). pp. 346-349. ISSN 2320‐3137

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Nephroblastoma is the commonest renal neoplasm found in children but is rarely found in adults. Clinically adult nephroblastoma is almost always diagnosed as renal cell carcinoma (RCC). However, there is a controversy as to whether these are truly nephroblastomas or represent sarcomatoid RCC. The pathological hallmarks of this neoplasm are distinctive and it is histologically similar to childhood tumor. We report a case of Adult Nephroblastoma in a 20 year old male patient who presented with a mass in right iliac fossa and during exploratory laparotomy a huge football sized mass was found. The patient died post-operatively because of massive inferior venacava embolism. The imprint cytology smears showed features of small round cell tumor of kidney. Nephroblastoma and Small cell carcinoma were considered for the differential diagnosis. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of nephroblastoma with foci of anaplasia; predominantly blastemal component of the right kidney stage II (NWTS).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult Nephroblastoma, renal neoplasm, Small round cell tumor.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pathology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 11:00
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2014 11:00

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