Carcinoid Tumor of the Kidney Presenting as a Large Abdominal Mass: Report of a Case

@article{Kawajiri2003CarcinoidTO,
  title={Carcinoid Tumor of the Kidney Presenting as a Large Abdominal Mass: Report of a Case},
  author={Hidemi Kawajiri and Naoyoshi Onoda and Masaichi Ohira and Tatsuya Nakatani and Kenichi Wakasa and Tetsuro Ishikawa and Kosei Hirakawa},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2003},
  volume={34},
  pages={86-89}
}
Carcinoid tumors are known to occur frequently in the gastrointestinal tract and they can develop in nearly every organ system. However, a carcinoid tumor of the kidney is an extremely rare entity and only 38 cases have been reported in the English literature. We herein describe the 39th case of primary renal carcinoid tumor, found in a young Japanese woman 2 months after delivery. The pathologic similarities of our case with those of previously reported cases are briefly reviewed together with… CONTINUE READING