Rhabdoid Tumor of Kidney Associated With Brain Mass; Case Report and Review of Literature

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M Mehrazma 1 , N Hooman 2 , Malihe Saber Afsharian 3 , *

1 Oncopathology Research Center and Ali-Asghar Children Hospital, Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran

2 Pediatric Department of AliAsghar Children Hospital, Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran

3 Pathology Department of AliAsghar Children Hospital, Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Mehrazma M, Hooman N, Saber Afsharian M . Rhabdoid Tumor of Kidney Associated With Brain Mass; Case Report and Review of Literature, Int J Cancer Manag. 2010 ; 3(3):e80705.

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International Journal of Cancer Management: 3 (3); e80705
Published Online: September 30, 2010
Article Type: Case Report
Received: July 03, 2009
Accepted: January 01, 2010

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Abstract

Background: Rahbdoid tumor of kidney (RTK) is a childhood rare neoplasm, previously thought as a sarcoma variant of Wilms’ tumor, but now is recognized as a distinct pathologic entity.

Method: We report a pathologically proved case of RTK, associated with brain mass in a 4.5-month-old girl that has referred for gross hematuria. Shortly after initiating chemotherapy, because of retractile vomiting, convulsion, and cerebral salt wasting syndrome.

Result: A tumor mass has found in mid-brain and pons in brain CT scan.

Conclusion: Because of association of RTK with same or other pathologic brain masses, CT or MR of brain is recommended for all pathologically proven rhabdoid tumors or for patients with neurologic symptoms.

Keywords

Rhabdoid tumor Kidney Brain

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