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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 435-438

Neuroendocrine tumor of the kidney: Diagnostic challenge and successful therapy


1 College of Medicine, Alfaisal University; Department of Oncology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Oncology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
4 Research Centre, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Haleem Jawed Rasool
Department of Oncology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/UA.UA_169_18

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The management of gastrointestinal and pancreatic (GEP) neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) has evolved over the recent decade. Primary renal NETs are extremely rare as neuroendocrine cells are not recognized in the normal renal parenchyma. We report a case of primary renal NET characterized by the initial diagnostic challenges. Recurrent and metastatic disease was managed along the lines of management of GEP-NETs, leading to prolonged progression-free survival.


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