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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 139-143
Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma occurring in the renal allograft of a transplant recipient presenting with weight loss


1 Department of Medicine, Section of Nephrology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Medicine, Section of Nephrology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
3 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Naveed Haq
Department of Medicine, Section of Nephrology, MBC #46, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, P. O. Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.174165

PMID: 26787581

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The incidence of renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) in renal transplant recipients is reported as 1.1-1.5% in the native kidneys and 0.22-0.25% in the renal allograft. There are no data to support routine surveillance for tumors in transplant recipients. Most reported cases of RCCs occurring in renal allografts were incidental findings in asymptomatic patients. Herein, we report the second case of lone chromophobe RCC (ChRCC) of the renal allograft presenting with weight loss. Loss of weight is a presenting symptom in one-third of ChRCCs occurring in the native kidneys in the general population. Based on the age of the patient, R.E.N.A.L nephrometry score of the tumor and the lack of data on the prognosis of this histological subtype in a climate of long-term immunosuppression, we elected for radical nephrectomy. We suggest that RCCs should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a transplant recipient presenting with weight loss even in the absence of localizing symptoms or signs.


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