Multicystic nephroma in an elderly man. Case report

Falidas, Evangelos and Ntasi, A. and Mathioulakis, S. and Vlachos, K. and Anyfantakis, G. and Boutzouvis, S. and Villias, Constantinos (2011) Multicystic nephroma in an elderly man. Case report. Il giornale di chirurgia, 32 (11/12). pp. 483-486. ISSN 1971-145X

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Multicystic nephroma is a relatively rare tumor of the kidney presenting unclear histological origin. Abdominal mass is a common onset sign in children while abdominal flank pain or abdominal discomfort, hematuria and recurrent urinary tract infections usually affect adults. Preoperative diagnosis is impossible especially in the adult variant of the tumor where clear cells carcinoma with cystic degeneration must always be suspected. We herein report a case of a 77 year old man complaining of flank abdominal pain and recurrent episodes of urinary tract infection due to a right-sided multicystic nephroma successfully treated with nephrectomy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multicystic nephroma - Adult - Surgery
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2016 15:04
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 15:04

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