ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Renal Cell Carcinoma Manifesting After Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy and Open Surgery For Cystine Calculus
Mustafa Kaplan 1, Eric Klein 2
1Departments of Urology, Medical Faculty of Trakya University, Edirne
2Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland
DOI : 10.5174/tutfd.2008.00979.1
Pages : 428-430


Several studies have linked nephrolithiasis with an increased risk of renal pelvis cancer but an association between nephrolithiasis and risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has not been apparent, as only a few cases of RCC developing with nephrolithiasis have been reported. Herein, we report a case of bilateral RCC, which developed in a patient who had bilateral renal calculus, which was previously managed by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotripsy, and open surgery. All patients with a long standing history of urolithiasis should undergo close scrutiny of the parenchyma for the possibility an occult renal cancer by using appropriate investigations.

Keywords : Calculus; cystine; renal cell carcinoma
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