Atypical presentation of primary renal squamous cell cancer: a case report

Mrinal Pahwa, Archna Rautela Pahwa, Mohit Girotra, Arun Chawla

Abstract


Renal squamous cell cancer is one of the rare primary urothelial tumors with only a handful of cases reported in literature. Because of high grade, advanced and late presentation, they herald a grave prognosis. They are frequently associated with calculus disease, smoking, phenacetin consumption and foci of squamous metaplasia due to chronic irritation. Nephroureterectomy is the treatment of choice for such tumors. We hereby present a case of 59 year old female who presented with squamous cell cancer of renal pelvis. The case presented here is different from what has already been reported in literature, as the patient had no antecedent risk factors for renal squamous cell carcinoma.

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Cite this article as: Pahwa M, Pahwa AR, Girotra M, Chawla A. Atypical presentation of primary renal squamous cell cancer: a case report. Int J Cancer Ther Oncol 2014; 2(1):02015.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14319/ijcto.0201.5


Keywords


Squamous cell cancer; Urothelial malignancy; Phenacetin; Smoking; Squamous metaplasia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14319/ijcto.0201.5

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