Renal oncocytosis in a pediatric patient: Case report and review of the literature

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Abstract

Renal oncocytosis is a rare condition in which the kidney develops numerous oncocytomas. We present a case of a 12-year-old female who presented with right-sided flank pain of one-year duration. Imaging revealed several masses in the right kidney. Tissue biopsy confirmed multiple benign oncocytomas. Due to the presence of multiple oncocytomas throughout the kidney, a radical nephrectomy was performed. Given the rarity of this condition, as well as its known association with von Hippel-Lindau disease and Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome, genetic investigations were pursued but failed to identify any abnormalities. This patient remains well and disease free six years after surgery. A review of the literature of this rare condition was performed.

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Speer, S., Wiseman, D., Moussa, M., & Bütter, A. (2015). Renal oncocytosis in a pediatric patient: Case report and review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, 3(11), 481–484. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsc.2015.09.009

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