Nephrolithiasis Associated Rare Renal Tumors Masquerading Non-Functional Kidney
- *Corresponding Author:
- Shailja Puri
MD DNB Pathology, Consultant Pathologist and
Lab Head SRL Ltd. Shimla HP, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 25, 2015 Accepted Date: November 25, 2015 Published Date: December 02, 2015
Citation: Puri S, Gupta N, Sharma S (2015) Nephrolithiasis Associated Rare Renal Tumors Masquerading Non-Functional Kidney. J Nephrol Ther 5:226. doi:10.4172/2161-0959.1000226
Copyright: © 2015 Puri S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Two cases - primary squamous cell carcinoma of renal parenchyma and adenocarcinoma of renal pelvis are added to those so far reported. There is very scant literature on primary squamous cell carcinoma of renal parenchyma making it a very rare tumor. Association with long standing chronic infection and nephrolithiasis is emphasized. Presence of a renal stone and occult gross appearance of most of these tumors and may lead the pathologist to overlook their presence and be overwhelmed with nephrolithiasis only. Hence, any kidney with nephrolithiasis should be examined carefully to look for the presence of any tumorous growth.