Urogenit Tract Infect.  2016 Aug;11(2):73-75. 10.14777/uti.2016.11.2.73.

Renal Actinomycosis Initially Misdiagnosed as Renal Cell Carcinoma with Renal Vein Thrombosis

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  • 1Department of Urology, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea. mamah@hanmail.net

Abstract

This case report describes an uncommon case of renal actinomycosis in a 63-year-old man. The patient underwent radical nephrectomy for suspicious renal cell carcinoma with renal vein thrombosis and spinal metastasis. The postoperative diagnosis of renal and spinal actinomycosis was established in accordance with the results from histological examination. Three years after surgery, the patient did not show any symptoms of recurrence.

Keyword

Actinomycosis; Carcinoma, renal cell; Renal vein thrombus

MeSH Terms

Actinomycosis*
Carcinoma, Renal Cell*
Diagnosis
Humans
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Metastasis
Nephrectomy
Recurrence
Renal Veins*
Thrombosis*
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