A rare case of metastatic renal carcinoid
Department of Urology, Aichi Medical University School of Medicine, Nagakute, Aichi 480-1195, Japan
BMC Urology 2010, 10:22 doi:10.1186/1471-2490-10-22Published: 14 December 2010
Carcinoid is an endocrine cell tumor with low-grade atypia, which is generally a low-grade malignant cancer with a good prognosis. Metastatic renal carcinoid is even rarer than primary carcinoids.
We present our experience of a patient with metastatic renal carcinoid from the gastrointestinal tract.
The carcinoid tumor of the kidney in our patient, who had a history of liver metastasis from rectal carcinoid, was considered metastatic based on the pathological findings.