Primary renal lymphoma

Citation data:

Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, Vol: 18, Issue: 9, Page: 584-5

Publication Year:
2008
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Repository URL:
https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_med_nephrol/1
Author(s):
Ladha, Abdullah; Haider, Ghulam
Tags:
Renal mass; Primary renal lymphoma; Chemotherapy; Nephrectomy; Nephrology
article description
A 62-year-old male patient presented with right flank pain and right renal mass on CT scan. Patient left against medical advice and had nephrectomy done elsewhere. Histopathology revealed a diffuse large cell B-cell lymphoma. Patient presented again, with disseminated disease and was started on chemotherapy. Although a rare disorder, missing primary renal lymphoma as one of the causes of renal mass can lead to disseminated disease and unnecessary nephrectomy, in spite of chemotherapy being standard management.