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Renal Oncocytosis in a Pediatric Patient: Case Report and Review of the Literature
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  • Stacey Speer, Western University
  • Daniele Wiseman, Western University
  • Madeleine Moussa, Western University
  • Andreana Bütter, Western University
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Renal oncocytosis is a rare condition in which the kidney develops numerous oncocytomas. We present a case of a 12-year-old female who presented with right-sided flank pain of one-year duration. Imaging revealed several masses in the right kidney. Tissue biopsy confirmed multiple benign oncocytomas. Due to the presence of multiple oncocytomas throughout the kidney, a radical nephrectomy was performed. Given the rarity of this condition, as well as its known association with von Hippel-Lindau disease and Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome, genetic investigations were pursued but failed to identify any abnormalities. This patient remains well and disease free six years after surgery. A review of the literature of this rare condition was performed.


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Stacey Speer, Daniele Wiseman, Madeleine Moussa and Andreana Bütter. "Renal Oncocytosis in a Pediatric Patient: Case Report and Review of the Literature" Vol. 3 Iss. 11 (2015) p. 481 - 484
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