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      Recovery of Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome and Acute Renal Failure in a Patient withRenal Cell Carcinoma

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          We describe a 78-year-old patient with nephrotic syndrome due to minimal-change glomerulopathy, associated with a renal adenocarcinoma. Oliguric acute renal failure requiring hemodialysis was also observed. Surgical removal of the tumor and corticosteroid therapy resulted in resolution of the nephrotic state and improvement of the renal function. Nephrotic syndrome is an unusual complication of renal cell carcinomas, and the association of minimal-change glomerulopathy (MCG) and solid tumors is particularly uncommon. In spite of this, MCG should be considered in the nephropathies causing nephrotic syndrome and acute renal failure in patients with renal malignancies.

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          Journal
          AJN
          Am J Nephrol
          10.1159/issn.0250-8095
          American Journal of Nephrology
          S. Karger AG
          0250-8095
          1421-9670
          1998
          October 1998
          10 September 1998
          : 18
          : 5
          : 433-435
          Affiliations
          Departments of a Internal Medicine, and b Nephrology, Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain
          Article
          13365 Am J Nephrol 1998;18:433–435
          10.1159/000013365
          9730570
          © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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