Renal cell carcinoma after neuroblastoma: A case study and review of the literature
Keywords:renal cell carcinoma, neuroblastoma,
AbstractWe present a case of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) arising in a 26-year-old patient with a history of neuroblastoma. RCC after a previous diagnosis of neuroblastoma is very uncommon, and there have only been 23 reported cases. Using the results of our patient workup, we hoped to determine whether there was a genetic predisposition or iatrogenic cause for the RCC. There is no clear explanation why neuroblastoma survivors are prone to developing RCC. However, genetic predisposition and previous treatment likely play a role. Since there have been few cases described, and few investigations into the genetics of this subtype of RCC, it remains important for individual cases to be added to the literature of this recently described and rare entity.
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