Adult nephroblastoma induced erythrocytosis: Report of a case and review of the literature

Patrizio Rigatti, Francesco Montorsi, Giorgio Guazzoni, Giuseppe Viale, Gaetano Bulfamante, Guido Coggi

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Abstract

We report a 32-year-old white male with nephroblastoma induced erythrocytosis. Serum erythropoietin levels were elevated preoperatively and normalized after surgical eradication of the renal mass causing the complete disappearance of the erythrocytosis. The erythropoietic hormone was demonstrated in the neoplastic mass confirming the nephroblastoma as the site of hormone synthesis. After surgery, the patient underwent a course of chemotherapy with actinomycin D (AMD) and vincristine (VCR) and is currently free of disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990

Keywords

  • Erythrocytosis
  • Erythropoietin
  • Nephroblastoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Nephrology

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