Renal cell carcinoma with a tumor thrombus in the ureter

A case report

Osamu Fujita, Koichiro Wada, Tomoya Yamasaki, Daisuke Manabe, Katsuji Takeda, Satoko Nakamura

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Background: Renal cell carcinoma (RCCs) is the most common malignancy of the kidney. When RCC progresses, it is known to form tumor thrombus in the renal vein and/or inferior vena cava. However, RCC does not normally form tumor thrombus in the ureter or renal pelvis. Case presentation. A 43-year-old man presented to our department for the treatment of a renal tumor with asymptomatic gross hematuria. In a dynamic CT study, contrast enhancement revealed a tumor suspected to be RCC, but atypical finding as a tumor thrombus that filled the renal pelvis and the whole ureter was also observed. Nephroureterectomy was performed, and the tumor was diagnosed histopathologically as RCC. Conclusion: We report here a very rare case of RCC with a tumor thrombus in the whole ureter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number16
JournalBMC Urology
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Ureter
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Thrombosis
Neoplasms
Kidney Pelvis
Kidney
Renal Veins
Inferior Vena Cava
Hematuria

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  • Urology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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Renal cell carcinoma with a tumor thrombus in the ureter : A case report. / Fujita, Osamu; Wada, Koichiro; Yamasaki, Tomoya; Manabe, Daisuke; Takeda, Katsuji; Nakamura, Satoko.

In: BMC Urology, Vol. 11, 16, 2011.

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Fujita, Osamu ; Wada, Koichiro ; Yamasaki, Tomoya ; Manabe, Daisuke ; Takeda, Katsuji ; Nakamura, Satoko. / Renal cell carcinoma with a tumor thrombus in the ureter : A case report. In: BMC Urology. 2011 ; Vol. 11.
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