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      Renal Oncocytoma of the Native Kidney after Renal Transplantation

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          Patients with acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD) are at an increased risk of renal neoplasms. Frequent tumors are adenomas and renal cell carcinomas. However, renal oncocytomas may occur in patients with ACKD. Little is known about oncocytomas of the native kidney following renal transplantation. By means of B scan ultrasonography, a solid and echo-inhomogeneous renal mass was incidentically observed in the right native kidney of a 28-year-old female patient with ACKD 4 years following renal transplantation. A nephrectomy was performed. The histological examination revealed a renal oncocytoma. The increased prevalence of neoplasms in the case of ACKD and following renal transplantation requires careful monitoring of the patients concerned. In very rare cases a renal oncocytoma may develop in the native kidney after renal transplantation.

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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
          April 1998
          01 April 1998
          : 18
          : 2
          : 160-163
          Affiliations
          Departments of a Internal Medicine II and b Pathology, University Hospital of the Technical University of Aachen, Germany
          Article
          13327 Am J Nephrol 1998;18:160–163
          10.1159/000013327
          9569961
          © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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