A case report of retroaortic left renal vein with tumor thrombus of renal cell carcinoma

Hideo Otsuki, Kenji Kuroda, Takeo Kosaka, Keiichi Ito, Masamichi Hayakawa, Tomohiko Asano

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A 75-year-old woman was referred to our department for evaluation of a left renal tumor. Computed tomography and other imaging studies demonstrated a left renal mass and tumor extension into the left renal vein passing caudally behind the aorta. We clinically diagnosed the tumor as renal cell carcinoma (RCC) associated with a retroaortic left renal vein thrombus, and performed a radical nephrectomy. Pathological examination of the surgical specimen showed a grade 2, clear cell carcinoma with a renal vein thrombus and negative surgical margin. Retroaortic left renal vein is a rare anomaly with a prevalence of 1.8-2.4%. RCC associated with a retroaortic left renal vein thrombus is rarer still. To our knowledge, this is only the third case report to describe an RCC associated with a tumor thrombus in the retroaortic left renal vein.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)438-441
ページ数4
ジャーナルClinical and experimental nephrology
15
発行部数3
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2011 6 1
外部発表Yes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Nephrology
  • Physiology (medical)

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