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Turkish Journal of Cancer
2005, Volume 35, Number 2, Page(s) 096-098
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Renal medullary carcinoma case presenting with abdominal mass
SERAP KARAMAN1, TİRAJE CELKAN2, SEBUH KURUOLU3, FİGEN AKSOY4, İNCİ YILDIZ2
1İstanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Pediatrics, İstanbul-Turkey
2İstanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, İstanbul-Turkey
3 İstanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Radiology, İstanbul-Turkey
4İstanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Pathology, İstanbul-Turkey

Renal medullary carcinoma is a highly aggressive neoplasm of the kidney that originates from renal medulla and affects most commonly young adults and can also occur in children. The presentation is usually with hematuria, abdominal pain and less commonly with weight loss, fever and abdominal mass. The prognosis is dismal. The mean survival from time of the diagnosis is 3 months. A child with renal medullary carcinoma presenting with abdominal mass is described because this tumor is very rarely encountered in childhood and can be confused with yolk sac tumor histopathologically.[Turk J Cancer 2005;35(2):96-98].

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