Bilateral renal leiomyoma with 5 year follow-up: Case report

  • Mehmet Resit Goren Department of Urology, Baskent University Adana Medical and Research Centre, Adana http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2001-1386
  • Gurcan Erbay Department of Radiology, Baskent University Adana Medical and Research Center, Adana
  • Cevahir Ozer Department of Urology, Baskent University Adana Medical and Research Centre, Adana
  • Vinil Goren Department of Radiology, Minister of Health Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana
  • Nebil Bal Department of Pathology, Baskent University Adana Medical and Research Center, Adana
Keywords: kidney, leiomyoma

Abstract

Renal leiomyomas are exceptionally rare benign tumours of the kidney. Although the renal leiomyomas usually do not metastasize, the differential diagnosis between renal leiomyomas and malign lesions (leiomyosarcoma or renal cell carcinoma) cannot be done by radiological examinations, but is possible by histological examination. Surgery is the preferred treatment. After surgery, the prognosis is excellent without recurrence. Although uterine leiomyomas can be multicentric, renal leiomyomas have been single lesions. We report an incidentally detected case of bilateral renal leiomyoma in a 50-year-old woman with a 5-year follow-up. We also review the literature and discuss clinical, radiological and histological features of renal leiomyomas.
Published
2015-10-13
How to Cite
Goren, M. R., Erbay, G., Ozer, C., Goren, V., & Bal, N. (2015). Bilateral renal leiomyoma with 5 year follow-up: Case report. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 9(9-10), E734-6. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.3011
Section
Case Report