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Malignant cystic nephroma
Division of Urology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Dec  2006 (Vol.  13, Issue  6, Pages( 3348 - 3350)


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  • AIM: To describe a malignant cystic nephroma in an asymptomatic man. METHODS: Case report and review of the literature.


    A 60 year old white male presented with an incidentally discovered right perirenal mass. An MRI demonstrated a large perinephric encapsulated mass with diffuse heterogeneity. Patient underwent a radical nephrectomy and retroperitoneal node dissection. Histopathological analyses of the resected specimen revealed malignant cystic nephroma.


    This represents the first published report of this rare tumor in an adult patient.