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
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LEIGUARDA R, JOST L, TURIN M, ELSNER B. Renal Adenocarcinoma: Long Survival. Ann Intern Med. 1973;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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