Urology Annals

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

Neuroendocrine tumor of the kidney: Diagnostic challenge and successful therapy


Jamal Zekri1, Haleem Jawed Rasool3, Abdelrazak Meliti2, Jawairiya Rasool3 
1 College of Medicine, Alfaisal University; Department of Oncology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Zekri J, Rasool HJ, Meliti A, Rasool J. Neuroendocrine tumor of the kidney: Diagnostic challenge and successful therapy.Urol Ann 2019;11:435-438


How to cite this URL:
Zekri J, Rasool HJ, Meliti A, Rasool J. Neuroendocrine tumor of the kidney: Diagnostic challenge and successful therapy. Urol Ann [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 6 ];11:435-438
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