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Primary renal carcinoid tumor: case report and review of the literature

Authors Li B, Cui T, Ban Z, Luo L, Sun L

Received 17 May 2015

Accepted for publication 2 November 2015

Published 23 February 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 741—743

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OTT.S88730

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Daniele Santini


Bin Li,1,* Tongyue Cui,2,* Ziqin Ban,3 Lei Luo,1 Lijiang Sun1

1Department of Urology, Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao University, Qingdao, 2Department of Urology, People’s Hospital of Changle County, Changle, 3Community Health Center, Qingdao, Shandong, People’s Republic of China

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Objective: The aim of this case report is to discuss the clinicopathological features of a patient with a primary renal carcinoid tumor.
Methods: We report on the clinical and pathological information of one case of a patient with a primary renal carcinoid tumor as well as review relative literature.
Results: The patient was diagnosed with a renal tumor when she received physical examination, and exhibited no positive symptoms. The diameter of tumor was 5 cm, the cross surface of the tumor was light yellow and firm, and the central part was soft with hemorrhage and necrosis. Immunohistochemical staining revealed strong and diffuse staining with synaptophysin, chromogranin A, and neuron-specific enolase.
Conclusion: A primary renal carcinoid tumor is extremely rare. Surgical resection is a preferred therapeutic method.

Keywords: renal, carcinoid tumors, parenchyma

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