Grand Journal of Urology
E-ISSN : 2757-7163

Two Cystic Masses in the Same Kidney: Renal Cell Carcinoma and Cystic Nephroma
Ugur Aydin1, Ender Cem Bulut1, Metin Onaran1, Cagri Coskun1, Betul Ogut1, Ilker Sen1
1Department of Urology, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Patology, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5505/GJU.2022.18209
Pages : 072-075
Cystic nephroma is a rare, multicystic, non-hereditary benign lesion that does not contain solid components. The fact that this entity can not be easily distinguished from other cystic tumors of kidney creates difficulties in diagnosis and treatment. We present a 37-year-old male case with incidentally detected two cystic masses in his left kidney. After nephron-sparing nephrectomy, the histopathology of one of the cystic mass of the patient was reported as renal cell cancer and the other as cystic nephroma. Cystic nephroma is a rare tumor of the kidney. Definitive diagnosis can be made histopathologically rather than using physical examination and imaging methods. We reviewed the literature by presenting our case that had 2 cystic lesions in the same kidney, one of which was renal cell cancer and the other was cystic nephroma.
Keywords : cystic nephroma, renal cell cancer, cortical cyst, nephrectomy
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