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Open Access Case report

Primary renal carcinoid natural history of the disease for ten years: case report

Ali Gunes1, Ugur Yilmaz1*, Murat Ugras1 and Bulent Mizrak2

Author Affiliations

1 Departments of Urology, nönü University Medical Faculty, Malatya, Turkey

2 Pathology, nönü University Medical Faculty, Malatya, Turkey

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BMC Urology 2002, 2:1  doi:10.1186/1471-2490-2-1

Published: 11 January 2002

Abstract

Background

Primary renal carcinoid is extremely rare and there are few reports on the natural history of the disease.

Case presentation

A 68-year-old male with a right renal mass who lost to follow-up for ten years has been presented. His only complaint was a mild flank pain. Upon admission to the hospital for his renal mass, he underwent a right radical nephrectomy and pathological examination revealed the diagnosis of primary renal carcinoid.

Conclusions

In light of the presented case, primary renal carcinoma may have a prolonged natural history with no distant metastasis and any change in the quality of life of the patient.