Early renal surveillance: A necessity in a child with tuberous sclerosis complex

JOHN, SIJO K and *, Vijay Kumar and Rao, P L N G and Prabhu, Santosh P and *, Sundeep P T (2015) Early renal surveillance: A necessity in a child with tuberous sclerosis complex. South African Journal of Child Health, 9 (2). pp. 57-58. ISSN 19943032

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Abstract

Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an extremely variable genetic disorder that can affect virtually any organ in the body. Disease manifestations continue to develop over the lifetime of an affected individual. Many manifestations can be life threatening; appropriate surveillance and management are necessary to limit morbidity and mortality in this disease. We report a case of an 8-year-old girl with TSC and bilateral renal cell carcinoma, which is usually thought to be a complication diagnosed in adulthood. Our report emphasises the need for frequent surveillance and renal imaging in paediatric patients with TSC.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuberous sclerosis; renal cell carcinoma; angiomyolipoma; shagreen patches; ash-leaf-shaped macules
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 09:55
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2017 09:55
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149436

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