Papillary renal cell carcinoma presenting as a renal abscess

  • Jeff John University of Cape Town
  • Michael Locketz National Health Laboratory Services
  • John Lazarus University of Cape Town
  • Sunil Sinha University of Cape Town
Keywords: Papillary renal cell carcinoma, renal abscess

Abstract

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a highly aggressive and lethal urological malignancy, has a wide variation of signs and symptoms. We report a rare case of papillary RCC (pRCC), presenting as a renal abscess. The knowledge of this association between RCC and a renal abscess is critical to prevent misdiagnosis and/or delayed treatment especially in the elderly and immunocompromised patients.

Author Biographies

Jeff John, University of Cape Town

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town and Department of Urology, Frere Hospital, Walter Sisulu University, East London, South Africa

Michael Locketz, National Health Laboratory Services

Division of Anatomical Pathology, National Health Laboratory Service and University of Cape Town, South Africa

John Lazarus, University of Cape Town

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Sunil Sinha, University of Cape Town

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Published
2019-05-14
How to Cite
John, J., Locketz, M., Lazarus, J., & Sinha, S. (2019). Papillary renal cell carcinoma presenting as a renal abscess. South African Journal of Surgery, 57(2), 66. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/2966
Section
Case Reports