The imaging and pathological features of a mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma of the kidney: a case report
1 Department of Pathology – Faculdade de Medicina Ribeiro Preto, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Av Bandeirantes 3900, 14110-000, Ribeirao Preto, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
2 Department of Surgery – Urology Division -Faculdade de Medicina Ribeiro Preto, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
3 Department of Internal Medicine – Imaging Division – Faculdade de Medicina Ribeiro Preto, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2013, 11:34 doi:10.1186/1477-7819-11-34Published: 2 February 2013
A mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma (MTSCC) is a rare and recently described kidney neoplasm with distal nephron differentiation. It can affect patients of all ages and is more prevalent among women. In this case report, we present a 50-year-old woman who had a renal mass, which was accidently discovered during an investigation for chronic anemia. The final diagnosis of MTSCC was made after the lesion was removed and a pathology work-up was performed. The clinical, pathological and imaging findings of this rare neoplasm are described in this report.