Squamous Cell Carcinoma Within a Horseshoe Kidney With Associated Renal Stones Detected by Computed Tomograpy and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Department of Radiology, University Federico II, Napoli, Italy.
Urology (Impact Factor: 2.19). 07/2011; 78(1):54-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.urology.2010.06.006
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We describe a 69-year-old man who came to our observation with a history of persistent left flank abdominal pain, fever for several weeks, and a previous history of passing renal stones. Radiological examinations with computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a solid mass within the left side of a horseshoe kidney, with associated large renal stones. The patient subsequently underwent partial left nephrectomy. The final diagnosis was consistent with squamous cell carcinoma arising in a horseshoe kidney, with associated renal stones.

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