Primary renal carcinoid tumor

Chi Lun Weng, Chi Jen Chen, Sen Ping Lin, Shih Hung Huang, Yung Chen Wang

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Primary renal carcinoid tumor (PRCT) is extremely rare since normally no enterochromaffin cells will be found in renal parenchyma. The clinical manifestations of PRCT are often non-specific, sometimes even without symptoms. There were about 90 cases reported in the literatures to our knowledge. We reported a PRCT in a 67-year-old woman, which was incidentally found in the health examination. The literature was reviewed. We suggest that PRCT should be considered when a renal tumor coexists with horseshoe kidney or a renal mass shows hypovascularity on the angiography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-240
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Journal of Radiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Weng, C. L., Chen, C. J., Lin, S. P., Huang, S. H., & Wang, Y. C. (2011). Primary renal carcinoid tumor. Chinese Journal of Radiology, 36(4), 237-240.