Renal Pseudotumor Due to Perirenal Fat Necrosis [Abstract]

April 25, 2012

[N A J Med Sci. 2012;5(2):123-125.] PDF File

Paula Andrea Rodriguez Urrego, MD;* Daphne Ang, MD; David Laskow, MD; Richard A. Mann, MD; Billie Fyfe, MD

We report the findings of an uncommon non-infectious  cause of renal pseudotumor, perirenal fat necrosis, presenting as a native kidney mass in  a renal transplant recipient. Resection was performed due to clinical suspicion for malignancy.  To our knowledge this is the first report of a case of perirenal fat necrosis presenting  in the transplant setting. This case emphasizes the need to continually expand our diagnostic  considerations beyond epithelial and non-epithelial malignancies when confronted with native  kidney masses in renal transplant recipients. 

Key Words: renal pseudotumor,  fat necrosis, renal transplant renal pseudotumor, fat necrosis, renal transplant 

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Paula Andrea Rodriguez Urrego, MD;1* Daphne Ang, MD;1 David Laskow, MD;2 Richard A. Mann, MD;3 Billie Fyfe, MD4

1 Hospital Universitario Fundación Santa Fe, Bogotá, Colombia
2 Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School,  University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
3 Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School,  University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
4 Department of Pathology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and  Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 

*Corresponding Author: Hospital  Universitario Fundación Santa Fe, Calle 119 No. 7 – 75 Segundo Piso Laboratorio de Patología,  Bogotá, Colombia. Tel: 087-1-6030303 X 5233. (Email: palaro@gmail.com; Paula.rodriguez@fsfb.org.co) 

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