Primary large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the renal pelvis: a case report

Carlotta Palumbo, Michele Talso, Paolo G uido Dell'Orto, Gabriele Cozzi, Elisa De Lorenzis, Andrea Conti, Marco Maggioni, Bernardo M aria Cesare Rocco, Augusto Maggioni, Francesco Rocco

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Abstract

We report a case of primary large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the renal pelvis, diagnosed in a 79-year-old man. The abdominal computed tomography showed a solid, vegetant lesion in the left renal pelvis, conditioning marked hydronephrosis. The patient underwent radical nephroureterectomy. The histological examination showed a large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma associated with a high-grade urothelial carcinoma, with local invasion (pT3). Large cell renal neuroendocrine carcinomas are rare tumors with an aggressive course and a bad prognosis. At present, only five cases were reported in literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalUrologia
Volume81
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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    Palumbo, C., Talso, M., Dell'Orto, P. G. U., Cozzi, G., De Lorenzis, E., Conti, A., Maggioni, M., Cesare Rocco, B. M. A., Maggioni, A., & Rocco, F. (2014). Primary large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the renal pelvis: a case report. Urologia, 81(1), 57-59. https://doi.org/10.5301/urologia.5000033