Is it transitional cell carcinoma or renal cell carcinoma on computed tomography image? - Abstract

We report on a 58-year-old female patient with renal cell carcinoma simulating transitional cell carcinoma on computed tomography.

The computed tomography scan showed an enhancing 2.5-cm left renal pelvic mass without renal parenchymal mass. Urinalysis revealed microscopic hematuria. Cystoscopy and urine cytology was negative for transitional cell carcinoma. Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy was done under the preoperative diagnosis of localized transitional cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis according to the computed tomography findings. The histologic result, however, was a clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

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Jeong YB, Kim HJ. Are you the author?
Department of Urology, Chonbuk National University Medical School and Institute of Clinical Medicine, Jeonju, South Korea.

Reference: Urology. 2012 Mar;79(3):e42-3.
doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2011.11.001

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PMID: 22196408