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Giant renal leiomyoma: a case report and brief review of the literature.
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PMID:  19829721     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report on a very large renal leiomyoma in a man presenting with a 1-year history of lower back and flank pain and a rapidly growing abdominal mass. Since a cystic renal cell carcinoma could not be ruled out, a postembolization right radical nephrectomy was performed. Diagnosis was confirmed by pathologic and histologic analysis. Renal leiomyomas are very rare benign tumours that are nearly indistinguishable from leiomyosarcoma or renal cell carcinoma preoperatively. This case represents the second largest such entity reported and demonstrates the limited ability of accurate diagnostic determination preoperatively, with pathologic examination and immune-histochemical staining postnephrectomy representing the only definitive means of diagnosis. A brief review of the literature and an outline of typical clinical and pathologic features of renal leiomyomas are also presented.
Matei Andreoiu; Darrel Drachenberg; Ross Macmahon
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1911-6470     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Urol Assoc J     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101312644     Medline TA:  Can Urol Assoc J     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E58-60     Citation Subset:  -    
Uro-Oncology Fellow, Department of Urology, University of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN;
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