Metanephric adenoma is a rare benign tumor of the kidney. Macroscopically, the cut surface of the tumor shows a well-circumscribed mass of grey to yellow color. Here we have presented our experience with 2 cases of metanephric adenoma. Although it is very difficult to differentiate it from malignancy by clinical or radiological findings, the differentiation is mainly done by histopathology and immunohistochemistry. Complete surgical removal or polar nephrectomy is the proper treatment in almost all cases.
Shankar Pradad Hazra, Nipun Awasti, Debojyt Gogoi, Debasis Chakrabortty, Dilip Kumar Pal
Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Submitted November 24, 2013 - Accepted for Publication November 28, 2013
KEYWORDS: Metanephric adenoma, renal tumor, immunohistochemistry
CITATION: UroToday Int J. 2013 December;6(6):art 68. http://dx.doi.org/10.3834/uij.1944-5784.2013.12.03