Inflammatory renal tumor, suggesting possible metastatic renal cell carcinoma: A case report

Ayano Ishii, Hideaki Hashimoto, Tomoyasu Tsushima, Hiromi Kumon

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An 81-year-old woman presented with left flank pain and fever in December, 1996. After ultrasonography revealed a right renal tumor, she was referred to our hospital. Enhanced abdominal computed tomography showed bilateral heterogeneous tumors. Based on findings of magnetic resonance imaging and angiography, we made a clinical diagnosis of bilateral renal cell carcinoma. Operative findings suggested an inflammatory tumor in the left kidney, which was confirmed by frozen section; we were able to preserve the left kidney. The final histopathological diagnosis was right renal cell carcinoma with acute focal bacterial nephritis in the left kidney.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-512
Number of pages3
JournalNishinihon Journal of Urology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1999



  • Acute focal bacterial nephritis
  • Renal tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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