Renal neuroectodermal tumour presenting with hematuria

Rafel Tappouni, Reem El-Kady, Jay Raman, Mathew Then, Nabeel Sarwani

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Peripheral primary neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) are uncommon tumors, with an overall incidence of 1% of all sarcomas. Renal PNET is extremely rare. It is an aggressive tumor, with a high incidence of local recurrence and early metastases. Radiological diagnosis can be challenging as it is often difficult to differentiate it from other primary renal neoplasms. Imaging features include a large heterogeneous mass with central low density areas due to necrosis. Intra tumor hemorrhage and calcification are rare. We present a rare case of a large PNET mimicking renal cell carcinoma in a 51 year old female that required arterial embolization and nephrectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-20
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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