Nephron sparing endoscopic treatment for primary carcinoma of the renal calyx: A case report and literature review

  • Authors:
    • Qi Wang
    • Tong‑Wen Ou
    • Jia‑Wei Xu
    • Jin Li
    • Ali Borazjani
    • Chun‑Song Jia
    • Xu Wang
    • Hao Yan
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  • Published online on: April 20, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.867
  • Pages: 135-137
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Abstract

Primary carcinoma of the renal calyx is extremely rare. The present study reported nephron sparing endoscopic treatment for primary carcinoma of the renal calyx. An 81‑year‑old female presented with a 1‑year history of intermittent painless gross hematuria. Computed tomography and X‑ray of the urinary tract were unable to definitively identify any lesion. Flexible ureteroscopic examination revealed a tumor with epicenter in the lower calyx of the right kidney, with additional involvement around the calyx. Biopsies were obtained and pathology revealed low‑grade urothelial carcinoma. Considering additional co‑morbidities, the patient elected to undergo endoscopic management with thulium laser. The present report described the feasibility of flexible ureteroscopic thulium laser resection for the treatment of renal calyx carcinoma.
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Wang, Q., Ou, T., Xu, J., Li, J., Borazjani, A., Jia, C. ... Yan, H. (2016). Nephron sparing endoscopic treatment for primary carcinoma of the renal calyx: A case report and literature review. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 5, 135-137. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.867
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Wang, Q., Ou, T., Xu, J., Li, J., Borazjani, A., Jia, C., Wang, X., Yan, H."Nephron sparing endoscopic treatment for primary carcinoma of the renal calyx: A case report and literature review". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 5.1 (2016): 135-137.
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Wang, Q., Ou, T., Xu, J., Li, J., Borazjani, A., Jia, C., Wang, X., Yan, H."Nephron sparing endoscopic treatment for primary carcinoma of the renal calyx: A case report and literature review". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 5, no. 1 (2016): 135-137. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.867