Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for multilocular cystic renal cell carcinoma in the isthmus part of a horseshoe kidney

Richard C. Wu, Chung-Hsien Chen, Yu-Chi Chen, I-Wei Chang, Victor C. Lin

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Horseshoe kidney is the most common renal fusion disease has an incident rate from 1 in 1000 up to 1 in 400. Patients with this disease are often asymptomatic until incidental image finding for other reason. MMeanwhile, the incidence of renal cell carcinoma and the correlation to horseshoe kidney disease remains unclear and there were only few case reports to date. Partial nephrectomy has becoming gold standard treatment for renal tumors and the most important issue during surgery is the variable blood supplies of the horseshoe kidney. We reported a case that was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma confined in the isthmus of a horseshoe kidney and treated by laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalUrological Science
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


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