RAMON LEIGUARDA, M.D.; LUIS JOST, M.D.; MARIO TURIN, M.D.; BORIS ELSNER, M.D.
To the editor: Adenocarcinoma of the kidney is rare in infancy and childhood, less than 50 cases being reported in the literature (1, 2). We have seen a patient who presented with pulmonary metastasis 15 years after nephrectomy. Such a long interval before the appearance of metastatic disease has not been previously described for childhood renal cell carcinoma.
A 13-year-old white girl had a left nephrectomy for adenocarcinoma of the kidney. The tumor was large and showed a clear cell pattern histologically. Blood vessel invasion or lymph node metastasis were not found in the resected specimen. The patient had careful
LEIGUARDA R, JOST L, TURIN M, ELSNER B. Renal Adenocarcinoma: Long Survival. Ann Intern Med. ;78:311–312. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-2-311_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(2):311-312.
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