Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma Presenting as a Perinephric AbscessCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Sushant Nanavati,
703 Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey-07503, USA.
Typically, Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) presents with distinguishing features of flank pain, abdominal palpable mass and haematuria. Other clinical symptoms include weight loss, anorexia and metastasis to the lungs. In rare instances, patients may present with infected renal mass that may be underlying malignancy. Herein, we report a case of a 65-year-old, African American man presenting with flank pain and fever suspected of a renal abscess and eventually diagnosed with Papillary RCC (pRCC) type II requiring radical nephrectomy and initiating adjuvant tyrosine kinase inhibitor (sunitinib).
Radical Nephrectomy, Renal abscess, Sunitinib
Vinod Kumar, Sushant Nanavati, Luis Carlos Ortiz, Fnu Komal, Monisha Singhal. PAPILLARY RENAL CELL CARCINOMA PRESENTING AS A PERINEPHRIC ABSCESS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 April [cited: 2018 Jul 21 ]; 12:OD01-OD03. Available from
Date of Submission: Jul 31, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Oct 30, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jan 02, 2018
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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